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FNm: PLP’s denial continues as they ignore the victims
By Free National Movement
Feb 19, 2020 - 7:50:07 PM

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The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the PLP’s defensive and deflective statement regarding their ties to the Nygard sex-trafficking lawsuit:

“The PLP has sadly become unhinged and incoherent as they continue to dismissively ignore and shun the horrific claims made by the alleged victims of Peter Nygard – the PLP’s most generous benefactor – in the recently filed sex-trafficking lawsuit.

“The PLP seems to have found its role as the public mouthpiece for the Nygard defense team as they attack the lawsuit and call any effort to bring attention to the innocent victims ‘crocodile tears’. Bahamians are only left to assume that the PLP is still on the Nygard payroll, as they continue to play loyal soldier to Peter Nygard, the Jeffrey Epstein of The Bahamas.

“Ten million dollars seems to buy a lot of loyalty from the PLP. They stand firmly with the accused foreigner. They do not stand with the Bahamian women who are telling their stories. Maybe the PLP is hoping more money will flow their way in the next election.

“Regardless of the PLP’s effort to distract attention as they defend their biggest donor, our point remains: We should all be concerned about these brave women who have come forward to tell their stories. The heated rhetoric from the PLP only serves to continue the intimidation tactics that were spelled out in the horrifying details contained in the lawsuit. To dismiss any and all of these allegations out of hand is painful to those who have come forward. And sadly, news reports show more alleged victims stepped forward since the lawsuit was filed. 

“And regardless of the PLP’s continued callousness these victims deserve a voice, and not to have that voice silenced by a party that would rather have them suffer in silence than see their most generous benefactor be called to account for his alleged systematic targeting of underage girls.

“We implore Brave, Fred Mitchell and their party to stand with us and the Bahamian people who want to see justice for the women allegedly entrapped and harmed in this vicious sex ring. The statements by Davis and Mitchell on this issue are disgraceful. They demonstrate they should never again be in leadership positions in The Bahamas. Stand with the people, instead of being a mouthpiece for your biggest donor, and show the Bahamian people you put them before foreign donors.”

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