Prince Andrew: lawsuit not dismissed by US court

Prince Andrew
Lawsuit not dismissed by US court

Prince Andrew could face trial.

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Virginia Giuffre accuses Prince Andrew of sexual abuse. A court failed to comply with the royal’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

A New York judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre, 38, against Prince Andrew, 61, will not be dismissed. Report that including the “BBC” and the “Guardian” agrees. Giuffre accuses the Royal of having sexually abused her when she was a minor. The son of Queen Elizabeth II (95) denies the allegations.

Does he have to go to court?

Andrew’s legal team had moved the lawsuit to be dismissed, referring to an out-of-court arrangement between Giuffres and late US millionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein (1953-2019) in 2009. The now 38-year-old is said to have agreed at the time not to accuse Epstein or other people who could be considered “potential defendants” in the future. Epstein, found lifeless in his prison cell in 2019, is said to have paid her $ 500,000 in return.

Giuffre sued Andrew in the US in the summer of 2021. Her lawyers had argued, among other things, that this agreement did not include the prince, who had not been named, and was therefore irrelevant. Prince Andrew will therefore have to answer in court. According to the “Guardian”, the Royal could, among other things, contest the decision or come to an out-of-court agreement with Giuffre.


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