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Prince Andrew asks Manhattan court to drop ‘baseless’ lawsuit

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Prince Andrew has asked a New York court to drop a lawsuit against him by Virginia Giuffre.

The Duke of York has been charged with sexually assaulting Virginia Giuffre when she was 17. Prince Andrew has denied the allegations.

But the Duke of York’s legal team said the 38-year-old failed to properly set out her claims and called the lawsuit “without merit”.

Lawyers argued that the plaintiff should be asked to provide a “more definitive statement” if a dismissal is not granted.

Prince Andrew had to respond to the trial by October 29, after accepting that he was served with legal documents in September.

The woman accusing the Queen’s son has also accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The prince allegedly assaulted Giuffre at the London home of Epstein’s partner, Ghislaine Maxwell. She also said incidents took place at Epstein’s homes in Manhattan and Little Saint James, in the US Virgin Islands.

Prince Andrew’s attorneys have said his “blemished reputation is just the latest collateral damage to the Epstein scandal,” in a legal document filed with US District Court in Manhattan on Friday.

The lawyers also said: “Charging a member of the world’s most famous royal family with serious misconduct has helped Giuffre create a media frenzy online and in the mainstream press.

“Giuffre started this baseless lawsuit against Prince Andrew to get another salary at his expense and at the expense of those close to him. Epstein’s abuse of Giuffre does not justify his public campaign against Prince Andrew.

“Most people could only dream of getting the sums of money that Giuffre has raised over the years,” the document adds.

Prince Andrew has asked a New York court to drop a lawsuit against him by Virginia Giuffre.

Last night, Britain's Prince Andrew was prosecuted for three times sexually assaulting a woman who claims to have been sexually trafficked by late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The Duke of York has been charged with sexually assaulting Virginia Giuffre when she was 17. Prince Andrew has denied the allegations.

But the Duke of York’s legal team said the 38-year-old failed to properly set out her claims and called the lawsuit “without merit”.

Lawyers argued that the plaintiff should be asked to provide a “more definitive statement” if a dismissal is not granted.

Prince Andrew had to respond to the trial by October 29, after accepting that he was served with legal documents in September.

The woman accusing the Queen’s son has also accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

The prince allegedly assaulted Giuffre at the London home of Epstein’s partner, Ghislaine Maxwell. She also said incidents took place at Epstein’s homes in Manhattan and Little Saint James, in the US Virgin Islands.

Last night, Britain's Prince Andrew was prosecuted for three times sexually assaulting a woman who claims to have been sexually trafficked by late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew’s attorneys have said his “blemished reputation is just the latest collateral damage to the Epstein scandal,” in a legal document filed with US District Court in Manhattan on Friday.

The lawyers also said: “Charging a member of the world’s most famous royal family with serious misconduct has helped Giuffre create a media frenzy online and in the mainstream press.

“Giuffre started this baseless lawsuit against Prince Andrew to get another salary at his expense and at the expense of those close to him. Epstein’s abuse of Giuffre does not justify his public campaign against Prince Andrew.

“Most people could only dream of getting the sums of money that Giuffre has raised over the years,” the document adds.




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