Lawyers for a woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was a teen claimed he has been served with a federal lawsuit.
An affidavit submitted Friday in New York’s Southern District, in which Virginia Giuffre submitted the accommodate past thirty day period, said the Duke of York was served Aug. 27 at his household, The Royal Lodge in Windsor.
In a letter dated Sept. 6, a U.K.-centered lawyer for Andrew disputed irrespective of whether the claim was viable, saying the lawsuit didn’t seem to have been served next appropriate processes less than the Hague Convention.
David Boies, an lawyer for Giuffre, pushed back again, saying in a letter to the judge that the attorney’s sights were being “inconsistent” with the conference.
A court hearing is scheduled for Monday.
The match alleges that Jeffrey Epstein, the millionaire financier who died by suicide in 2019 right after he was arrested on federal sexual intercourse trafficking rates, and Epstein’s longtime associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, compelled Giuffre to engage in sexual acts with Andrew 20 years in the past.
Maxwell has been billed with intercourse trafficking and other crimes. She pleaded not responsible in federal courtroom this calendar year.
Giuffre’s go well with alleges that Andrew abused her at 3 areas — in London and New York and at Epstein’s non-public island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She earlier in depth the allegations to NBC’s “Dateline.”
Andrew, who has denied acquiring experienced intercourse with Giuffre, explained to the BBC in 2019 that he couldn’t recall meeting her, even nevertheless a commonly circulated photograph showed the two of them alongside one another with Maxwell. Andrew has also reported he was at a pizza restaurant with his daughter on the day in 2001 that Giuffre alleges they had a sexual come upon in London.