Jeffrey Epstein abuse scandal: Prince Andrew suffers setback in court


Britain’s Prince Andrew has suffered a serious setback in court in connection with the abuse allegations against him. The responsible judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected an urgent motion from Prince Andrew’s lawyers on Sunday. This had requested that the proceedings be terminated, since the plaintiff Virginia Giuffre no longer lives in the USA.

Giuffre accuses Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her on multiple occasions when she was only 17 years old. Giuffre, now 38, says Queen Elizabeth II’s second eldest son raped her several times in 2001. With the emergency application, his lawyers wanted to prevent them from having to provide the documents required by the court in January.

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On Wednesday, the court wants to publish an agreement between Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein, which is said to have been made in 2009. Andrew’s attorneys claim the details in this agreement would relieve their client. Prince Andrew had come into the focus of the investigation through the allegations against Epstein.

Giuffres lawyers unfazed by attacks by Prince Andrew

Giuffre, who now lives in Australia, said through her lawyer: “It’s just another tedious attempt by Prince Andrew to duck and evade a trial. All parties involved in the scandal must help uncover all the details and take responsibility for their actions. “

The court asked Giuffre to clarify their housing situation by January 14th. In a trial in 2015, she stated her place of residence in the state of Colorado, but in the current trial she claims to live in Australia. The process is set to continue on Tuesday with further hearings.

Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his prison cell in August 2019 following allegations against him. His friend Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of child trafficking and seduction of minors just a few days ago. The sentence is still pending. (shh)


Source: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger – Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger by www.ksta.de.

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