In the United States, justice paves the way for a trial against Prince Andrew, the second son of the Queen of England, accused of sexual assault. Charges related to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, the financier convicted of prostitution and died in custody. An American judge considers that the complaint of this woman is admissible.
In recent months, his lawyers have done everything to cover up the complaint. In the United States, a federal judge has ruled admissible the complaint of a woman, Virginia Giuffre, against Prince Andrew, the son of the Queen of England. He could therefore soon be faced with a civil trial for sexual assault. A case linked to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal since the prince was close to the American financier.
The complainant was 17 years old at the time of the incident.
It was through Jeffrey Epstein that Prince Andrew met Virginia Giuffre when she was only 17 years old. The complaint is neither vague nor ambiguous, according to the judge who considers it admissible. There is therefore no reason to classify it without continuation, as requested by the lawyers of prince Andrew.
According to the complainant, the Duke of York sexually assaulted her three times in three different places: London, New York and the British Virgin Islands, an archipelago where Jeffrey Epstein owned an island and would have welcomed many young women there.
500,000 dollars against silence
Prince Andrew has always denied any aggression and even claims not to remember the one who was then called Virginia Roberts. However, photos exist, one in particular showing the prince and the young woman all smiles, holding each other by the waist. There was hope, on the part of Prince Andrew, to have this complaint quashed, because Virginia Giuffre signed an agreement with Jeffrey Epstein in 2009: 500,000 dollars against a commitment not to prosecute the businessman or other potential defendants in the entourage of the financier.
The judge finally swept away this request from the prince’s lawyers. Andrew now has until mid-July to answer questions under oath. If all appeals are exhausted, the trial could be held in the fall.