In a legal battle over allegations of abuse against Prince Andrew, 61, the Queen’s son’s lawyers have asked the court to dismiss the civil case of an American woman. The allegations are unsubstantiated, and Royal denies them beyond a reasonable doubt, the British media on Saturday quoted from documents submitted by prosecutors in a court in New York.
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“The accusation of gross misconduct by one of the most important members of the royal family in the world (Virginia) helped create media advertising for QFray online and in traditional newspapers,” it said. “Emotional greed and ingenuity overthrow the truth is sad, but there is no denying it.”
The U.S. has Virginia Quefre Andrew was sued for damages. He accused the 17-year-old of repeatedly sexually abusing himself 20 years ago. Giuffre claims to have been sexually abused by the now-deceased US multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his former partner Ghislaine Maxwell and dozens of other minors. Andrew was criticized for many years for his previous friendship with Epstein, so he ended his royal duties.
A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday (November 3) in New York. Recently, Judge Louis Kapil ordered that all reports be completed by mid-July 2022. (dpa)
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