In the lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre claimed that Andrés abused her several times in 2001, when she was less than 18 years old.
London- Prince Andrew admitted through his lawyers that an American woman filed a lawsuit against him for sexual abuse, removing the obstacles that prevented legal proceedings for weeks.
A lawyer for the British prince signed a joint statement confirming this recognition, which was approved by a federal judge in Manhattan and entered the court’s public records today.
Court documents stated that Andrés had been opposed to accepting the lawsuit until the lawyers talked over the phone on September 21. Three days later, an agreement was reached according to a Judge Lewis A. Kaplan order.
In the lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre claimed that Andrés abused her several times in 2001, when she was less than 18 years old. The lawyer for the prince called the allegations “baseless.”
Although it is not a common practice to prosecute the defendant, the situation might be more complex if they are from outside the United States.
The judge must make sure that the defendant is properly informed of the charges. The suit must be filed by the prince no later than October 29. The meeting is set for November 3.
The judge was informed by Giuffre’s lawyers that Andres had been sent the lawsuit in many ways but never directly. Once, the British High Court accepted Giuffre’s request and formally contacted Andrés regarding litigation matters.
Andrew Brettler, a Los Angeles attorney, signed the document on Andrew’s behalf. This acknowledgement was made by the prince. He argued at a hearing this month that Jufrey’s statement was “unfounded, unfeasible and possibly illegal.”
At the end of 2019, Andres stated on the BBC’s “News Night” program that he had never had sex with Giuffre. He declared, “This did not happen.”
Bretler has stated that Andrés cannot be sued because a lawsuit settled in the United States “exempts our customers from all responsibilities.” The mediation documents for 2009 remain sealed.
Unless they are willing to talk publicly about their claims of being victims of sexual violence, the Associated Press does not usually identify those who claim to have been victims. Giuffre was one example.