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Britain’s Prince Andrew Has Been Served Papers In Sexual Assault Lawsuit



Britain's Prince Andrew Has Been Served Papers In Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Britain’s Prince Andrew has been served authorized papers in a US lawsuit introduced by a lady who says he sexually abused her when she was an adolescent, a court docket submitting confirmed on Friday.

The criticism was delivered to the royal’s house in Windsor, England, on August 27, an affidavit filed within the Southern District of New York learn.

Virginia Giuffre says she was “lent out” for underage intercourse by late US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself in a New York jail in 2019 whereas awaiting trial for the alleged intercourse trafficking of minors.

Ms Giuffre sued Prince Andrew final month, saying he had sexually abused her on the London house of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell greater than 20 years in the past, when she was below 18.

She additionally claims Prince Andrew abused her at Epstein’s New York mansion and on Little St James, Epstein’s personal island within the US Virgin Islands.

Prince Andrew, 61, has vehemently denied claims he had intercourse with Ms Giuffre, and stated he has no recollection of assembly her, however the allegations have broken the British royal household.

An agent for Ms Giuffre stated within the affidavit that he handed the papers to a police officer on the essential gates of Prince Andrew’s property and didn’t meet Queen Elizabeth II’s second son.

The British royal, a father of two and former Royal Navy helicopter pilot who flew within the 1982 Falklands Struggle in opposition to Argentina, was compelled to step again from front-line royal duties in late 2019.

That adopted furore over a uncommon tv interview he gave to the BBC, wherein he defended his relationship with Epstein, a multimillionaire hedge fund supervisor who had befriended numerous celebrities.

Prince Andrew — who as a younger man was thought of one among Britain’s most eligible bachelors and was referred to as “Randy Andy” within the tabloid press — later issued an announcement wherein he stated he “unequivocally” regretted his “ill-judged affiliation” with Epstein.

He has made few public appearances since, though he joined different senior royals for the funeral of his father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Citadel in April.

Ms Maxwell pleaded not responsible in April to costs of recruiting underage ladies for Epstein. She is because of go on trial on November 29.

Ms Giuffre has filed swimsuit in opposition to Prince Andrew below the Little one Victims Act, as she was 17 on the time of the reported sexual assault. The primary listening to within the case is ready for Monday.