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Sexual assault: Prince Andrew wants a civil trial in New York

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Prince Andrew hereby demands a trial by jury on all grounds in the complaint in civil proceedings filed in August 2021 in New York by Virginia Giuffre, 38, who accuses the second son of Queen Elizabeth II of having sexually assaulted her three times in 2001.

In a court document substantiated and filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan, the lawyers of Prince Andrew dispute the accusations of Ms. Guiffre point by point.

The latter, born Virginia Roberts, who now resides in Australia, was herself the victim of American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in 2019, and his British accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell, found guilty in December. in New York for the sex trafficking of minors.

Prince Andrew is accused by Ms Giuffre of sexual assault in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands, residences of the sexual predator couple Epstein-Maxwell, when she was 17.

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The Duke of York, who has just been stripped of his military titles by his mother Elizabeth II and who now lives as an outcast, has always disputed categorically the facts, but failed in January for the American justice to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s complaint.

Which makes the prospect of a civil trial in New York increasingly likely.

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