Legal professionals for a girl who has accused Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was once a youngster mentioned he has been served with a federal lawsuit.
A sworn statement filed Friday in New York’s Southern District, the place Virginia Giuffre filed the go well with closing month, mentioned the Duke of York was once served Aug. 27 at his house, The Royal Resort in Windsor.
In a letter dated Sept. 6, a U.Ok.-based lawyer for Andrew disputed whether or not the declare was once viable, announcing the lawsuit did not seem to have been served following right kind procedures below the Hague Conference.
David Boies, an lawyer for Giuffre, driven again, announcing in a letter to the pass judgement on that the lawyer’s perspectives had been “inconsistent” with the conference.
A courtroom listening to is scheduled for Monday.
The go well with alleges that Jeffrey Epstein, the millionaire financier who died by means of suicide in 2019 after he was once arrested on federal intercourse trafficking fees, and Epstein’s longtime affiliate, Ghislaine Maxwell, forced Giuffre to interact in sexual acts with Andrew 20 years in the past.
Maxwell has been charged with intercourse trafficking and different crimes. She pleaded no longer in charge in federal courtroom this yr.
Giuffre’s go well with alleges that Andrew abused her at 3 places — in London and New York and at Epstein’s personal island within the U.S. Virgin Islands. She up to now detailed the allegations to NBC’s “Dateline.”
Andrew, who has denied having had intercourse with Giuffre, informed the BBC in 2019 that he could not recall assembly her, although a extensively circulated photograph confirmed the 2 of them along side Maxwell. Andrew has additionally mentioned he was once at a pizza eating place along with his daughter at the day in 2001 that Giuffre alleges they’d a sexual stumble upon in London.