British police announced they would not take action against Prince Andrew following Jeffrey Epstein’s allegations that he had sexually assaulted his wife.
Virginia Giuffre alleges that she was trafficked by Epstein to sex with Andrew in London when she was 17. She was also a minor under US law. She is now suing the prince in an American Court.
Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second child, has denied the claims. In a BBC interview, he stated that he had never had sexual relations with Giuffre.
London’s Metropolitan Police began reviewing the charges related to Epstein, who was convicted of sex offences. Chief Police Cressida Dick stated that no one was above the law at the time.
Police stated in a statement that Sunday the “evaluation was completed” and that they would not take any further action.
It also denied that it would take any action regarding allegations, first reported on Channel 4 News by Channel 4 News, claiming Epstein’s accomplice Ghislaine Maxiwell had trafficked and cared for girls in the UK and sexually abused them.
According to police, they will continue to work with other law enforcement agencies to investigate cases involving Epstein.
After weeks of legal battles, Andrew’s lawyers finally admitted last month that Giuffre had served the prince with the lawsuit. The claims must be answered by the prince no later than October 29.
A US judge ruled last week that Andrew would receive a copy the 2009 settlement between Giuffre, Epstein. This will help to nullify the civil lawsuit against him.
Andrew, 61 has been expelled from all public royal duties due to the scandal surrounding his friendship with Epstein, a convicted pedophile. Epstein was found dead in August 2019 at a New York federal prison, where he was awaiting trial for sex trafficking. His suicide was ruled.