Prince Andrew Seeks Dismissal In Epstein Related Sexual Abuse Case

By The Thornical Press Staff

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, Prince Andrew will seek a dismissal of a sexual abuse case brought against him by Virginia Giuffre that accuses Andrew of raping her when she was underage.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan will review a 2009 settlement between the late Jeffrey Epstein, 66, and Giuffre, 38, which Andrew, 61, and his lawyers claim protects the disgraced prince from accusations made by Giuffre.

Andrew has denied Giuffre’s claims that he raped her when she was 17 at the London home of Epstein and raped her again at other Epstein properties.

According to the 2009 Giuffre-Epstein agreement in a civil lawsuit that Giuffre filed in Florida against Epstein it was stipulated that various people who could have been included as a potential defendant would be forever discharge.  The agreement did not name any potential defendants, but Epstein was ordered to pay Giuffre $500,000 without admitting liability.

Andrew’s legal team has argued that Giuffre is seeking another “payday” in her legal battle with Epstein and former associates.

According to Kaplan, Andrew could face a trial by September 2022 if an agreement is not reached with Giuffre.

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