Prince Andrew has filed a question requesting a New York tribunal disregard a intersexual harassment suit against him, a tribunal papers showed.
Attorneys for the Duke of York said successful the filing connected Friday that Andrew “respectfully moves to disregard plaintiff Virginia Giuffre’s complaint”.
Giuffre sued Andrew successful August, claiming helium sexually assaulted her much than 20 years agone erstwhile she was 17 and a insignificant nether US authorities law. Andrew, 61, has been not been criminally charged and has repeatedly and strenuously denied the allegations.
Last month, the Queen’s 2nd lad accepted that helium had been served ineligible papers successful the lawsuit and was instructed to respond to the suit by 29 October.
His lawyers asked a Manhattan territory tribunal that the lawsuit beryllium dismissed “for nonaccomplishment to authorities a assertion upon which alleviation tin beryllium granted”. Alternatively, they asked that Giuffre, 38, “provide a much definitive connection of her allegations”.
“Prince Andrew respectfully requests the tribunal clasp oral statement connected his motion,” said the abbreviated statement.
Giuffre alleges that Andrew sexually abused her astatine the London location of the socialite Ghislaine Maxwell. She besides claims helium assaulted her astatine the New York location of the disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein, arsenic good arsenic astatine Epstein’s backstage land successful the US Virgin Islands.
Guiffre alleges Epstein, who killed himself portion awaiting proceedings connected kid enactment trafficking charges successful 2019, lent her retired for enactment with his affluent and almighty associates.
Andrew has seldom been seen successful nationalist since helium discontinue the royal frontline successful 2019 for failing to region himself from Epstein. Earlier this week a US justice ruled the duke indispensable reply questions, nether oath, regarding Guiffre’s allegations by 14 July 2022.
Maxwell is owed to spell connected proceedings successful New York connected 29 November connected charges that she recruited underage girls for Epstein to abuse. She has pleaded not guilty.