Britain’s Prince Andrew plans to problem a US court docket’s jurisdiction over a civil lawsuit by a girl who accused him of sexually assaulting and battering her 20 years in the past, in response to a Monday court docket submitting.
Within the submitting with the US District Court docket in Manhattan, a lawyer for Andrew mentioned the prince additionally plans to contest that he was correctly served with the lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre, who has mentioned she was additionally abused by the financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Legal professionals for Giuffre didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Andrew, 61, is among the most outstanding folks linked to Epstein, who US prosecutors charged in July 2019 with sexually exploiting dozens of women and girls.
Epstein, a registered intercourse offender, killed himself at age 66 in a Manhattan jail on August 10, 2019.
Giuffre has accused Andrew of forcing her in 2001, when she was 17, to have undesirable sexual activity on the London dwelling of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and Epstein’s longtime affiliate.
Giuffre additionally mentioned Andrew abused her at Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Higher East Aspect, and on a personal island, Epstein owned within the US Virgin Islands.
Andrew has denied Giuffre’s claims of sexual abuse.