Crime Prince Andrew Court Blow Is Key Step in 'Heroic' Quest for Justice—Accuser's Lawyer
Settlement between Epstein, Prince Andrew accuser now public
NEW YORK (AP) — A previously sealed $500,000 lawsuit settlement in 2009 between Jeffrey Epstein and an American woman that Prince Andrew claims protects him from an ongoing lawsuit was made public Monday. The deal between Epstein and Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, contained a paragraph that said it protects anyone “who could have been included as a potential defendant” from lawsuits filed by Giuffre. In August, Giuffre sued theThe deal between Epstein and Virginia Roberts, now known as Virginia Giuffre, contained a paragraph that said it protects anyone “who could have been included as a potential defendant” from lawsuits filed by Giuffre.
Prince Andrew's failure to get a sex abuse lawsuit thrown out is good news for his accuser's "heroic and determined pursuit of justice," her lawyer has said.
Virginia Giuffre alleges that she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York byand in 2001, when she was 17 years old.
Lawyers for's son on the basis of a $500,000 settlement agreement that Giuffre signed with Epstein in 2009. However, Judge Lewis Kaplan ruled on Wednesday that the wording of the contract did not clearly demonstrate it applied to the prince.
Giuffre's Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Wednesday to a lawsuit by an American woman who says Britain's Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote in an opinion that Andrew’s lawyers failed to successfully challenge the constitutionality of Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit. Giuffre sued the prince in August, saying she was coerced into sexual encounters with Andrew in 2001 by Epstein and his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Virginia Giuffre speaks during a news conference outside a Manhattan court in New York, Aug. 27, 2019.
The case will hang in the background during the queen's, although the trial itself will likely take place later in the year.
Sigrid McCawley, attorney for Giuffre, said in a statement released to Newsweek: "Today's decision by Judge Kaplan denying's effort to dismiss Virginia Giuffre's case against him is another important step in Virginia's heroic and determined pursuit of justice as a survivor of sex trafficking."
The ruling comes after the prince's former friend Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted of sex trafficking in December.
A witness in that case has waived her anonymity to tell the Daily Mail that she recalled Giuffreand showing her a photograph of them together.
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Carolyn Andriano said: "I asked her if she'd been to the palace. And she said, 'I got to sleep with him.' I said, 'What? You're f****** with me,' and she said, 'No, I got to sleep with him.'"
The prince has always maintained that he does not recall meeting Giuffre and that they did not have sex.
Giuffre has alleged via her lawyer's court filings that she feared death if she did not comply with instructions to sleep with Andrew in London, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The filing by attorney David Boies reads: "During each of the aforementioned incidents, [Giuffre] was compelled by express or implied threats by Epstein, Maxwell, and/or Prince Andrew to engage in sexual acts with Prince Andrew, and feared death or physical injury to herself or another and other repercussions for disobeying Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew due to their powerful connections, wealth, and authority."
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Andrew toldjournalist Emily Maitlis in a November 2019 interview: "Absolutely no to all of it."
Asked if Giuffre was lying, he replied: "That's a very difficult thing to answer because I'm not in a position to know what she's trying to achieve, but I can tell you categorically I don't remember meeting her at all.
"I do not remember a photograph being taken and I've said consistently and frequently that we never had any sort of sexual contact whatever."
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