October 23, 2021

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Prince Andrew served with lawsuit alleging he abused teen, her lawyers say

Attorneys for a woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was a teen mentioned he has been served with a federal lawsuit.

An affidavit submitted Friday in New York’s Southern District, the place Virginia Giuffre filed the suit last month, reported the Duke of York was served Aug. 27 at his home, The Royal Lodge in Windsor.

In a letter dated Sept. 6, a U.K.-based attorney for Andrew disputed whether or not the declare was viable, stating the lawsuit failed to surface to have been served pursuing appropriate treatments underneath the Hague Conference.

David Boies, an lawyer for Giuffre, pushed again, stating in a letter to the choose that the attorney’s views were “inconsistent” with the conference.

A court hearing is scheduled for Monday.

The fit alleges that Jeffrey Epstein, the millionaire financier who died by suicide in 2019 immediately after he was arrested on federal sex trafficking costs, and Epstein’s longtime associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, compelled Giuffre to engage in sexual functions with Andrew 20 decades ago.

Maxwell has been charged with sexual intercourse trafficking and other crimes. She pleaded not responsible in federal court docket this year.

Giuffre’s accommodate alleges that Andrew abused her at three locations — in London and New York and at Epstein’s non-public island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She beforehand thorough the allegations to NBC’s “Dateline.”

Andrew, who has denied having experienced intercourse with Giuffre, told the BBC in 2019 that he could not remember meeting her, even nevertheless a greatly circulated photo showed the two of them collectively with Maxwell. Andrew has also said he was at a pizza cafe with his daughter on the working day in 2001 that Giuffre alleges they had a sexual face in London.