Mannequin Beverly Peele is candidly addressing having a baby who’s a product of an alleged sexual assault by Peter Nygard.
Peele, 45, seems on the “Tamron Corridor” present on Wednesday to speak about how “arduous” it was for her to come back to phrases with the truth that her son, Trey, belonged to Nygard and never her now-ex-husband, Jeffrey Alexander, which she found when Trey was born. (Each Peele and Alexander are black whereas Nygard is white.)
“My son and I are very shut. I informed him that ‘It was arduous for me to take you into my arms’ and issues like that,” she says through the emotional interview. “Every part I say my son already is aware of, so it’s not something that he’s listening to for the primary time. He’s such a powerful boy, or a younger man, I ought to say. I’m very, very grateful for him. The very best factor I obtained out of Peter Nygard was my son.”
The supermodel additionally says she struggled with the truth that her son is a product of Nygard, whom she calls a “horrible … evil individual,” and never Alexander.
“I didn’t wish to breastfeed. I didn’t wish to put the child’s scent on me,” she explains. “I hate saying that nevertheless it’s the reality and it’s as a result of it’s what Peter Nygard did to me … and the way in which all the things went down.”
Peele claimed within the Discovery+ documentary “Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard” that the scandalous style mogul, who signed her as a mannequin for his clothes model, sexually assaulted her within the ’90s.
“My encounter was undoubtedly not consensual. After my incident, no, I didn’t inform anyone, as a result of I’d simply signed a three-year contract, and it was a type of issues the place … I’m a powerful unbiased individual, and I’m simply gonna brush this beneath the rug and present up for work the subsequent day. Get my cash, and preserve it transferring,” she mentioned. “I simply needed to complete my contract, and be finished with this man.”
Nygard’s lawyer, Jay Prober, beforehand informed Web page Six relating to Peele’s claims, “I’m not accustomed to her or her allegations, so it wouldn’t be applicable for me to remark.”
A dozen ladies, together with Peele, are featured in “Unseamly” as alleged victims of Nygard. The true-crime doc additionally claims Nygard raped dozens of ladies, impregnated them and compelled a lot of them to get abortions in order that he may accumulate the stem cells from the fetus.
Nygard, now 79, was arrested in Canada in December on prices of sexually assaulting dozens of teenage women and girls going again to 1995. He’s awaiting extradition to the US.
Fifty-seven ladies additionally sued the designer in February 2020 over rape and sex-trafficking claims, after which two of Nygard’s personal sons sued him months later — for allegedly hiring a “recognized intercourse employee” to rape them as teenagers. Nygard was accused of telling one in all his boys that he needed the girl to “make a person” out of him.
Nygard has denied the accusations of the ladies and his sons. His lawyer has beforehand commented, “Mr. Nygard vehemently denies all of the allegations and expects to be vindicated in courtroom.’’