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UK’s Prince Andrew Sued By Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Over Alleged Sex Abuse

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UK's Prince Andrew Sued By Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Over Alleged Sex Abuse

Prince Andrew advised the BBC in 2019 he had no recollection of assembly the complainant (FILE)

New York:

Britain’s Prince Andrew was sued on Monday for having allegedly on three events sexually abused a girl who has claimed she was trafficked for intercourse by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

In a civil criticism filed within the US District Court in Manhattan, Virginia Giuffre accused Andrew of getting abused her about twenty years in the past, when she was below 18 years previous.

According to the criticism, Giuffre stated Andrew pressured her to have sexual activity in opposition to her will on the London residence of Epstein’s longtime affiliate Ghislaine Maxwell.

Spokespeople for the prince couldn’t instantly be reached for remark exterior enterprise hours.

Andrew advised the BBC in November 2019 he had no recollection of assembly Giuffre, and couldn’t have had intercourse together with her at Maxwell’s residence as a result of he had returned that night time to his home after a kids’s social gathering.

The criticism stated Andrew additionally abused Giuffre at Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and on a personal island that Epstein owned within the US Virgin Islands.

Giuffre has stated Epstein saved her as a “sex slave” with assist from Maxwell, telling BBC’s “Panorama” that Epstein introduced her to London to satisfy Andrew.

Her criticism, signed by her lawyer David Boies, accused Andrew of battery and intentional infliction of emotional misery. It seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Giuffre sued Andrew below the Child Victims Act, a New York state legislation.

“I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me,” Giuffre stated in an announcement. “The powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to reclaim one’s life by speaking out and demanding justice.”

Lawyers for Maxwell didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. Maxwell will not be a defendant within the lawsuit.

Epstein, 66, killed himself in a Manhattan jail on Aug. 10, 2019, whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking prices. A fund to compensate victims of Epstein’s sexual abuses has accomplished the payout course of, giving greater than $121 million to about 138 folks, the fund’s administrator stated on Monday.

Maxwell has pleaded not responsible to participating in intercourse trafficking and grooming underage women for Epstein to abuse. Her trial in Manhattan might start in November.

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