decide says Prince Andrew cannot stop lawsuit from accuser with residency claim - CBS information

A U.S. district decide rejected Prince Andrew's attempt to stop a lawsuit from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has alleged that she was sexually abused by means of the British royal whereas she became a teenager being sexually abused through convicted intercourse culprit Jeffrey Epstein. 

Prince Andrew's attorney, Andrew Brettler, had sought to have the lawsuit pushed aside by way of alleging that Giuffre no longer lives in the U.S., and as an alternative now resides in Australia. Giuffre's lawyer say she lives in Colorado. however decide Lewis A. Kaplan on Friday cited that Prince Andrew's lawyers have "no longer actually raised" the capabilities protection that Giuffre lives outside the U.S. Kaplan additionally instructed the prince's attorneys they ought to flip over files by the in the past approved closing date.

Kaplan wroter that Brettler has put in a "complete request for documents" regarding where Giuffre lives to be grew to become over by way of January 14. Kaplan's order expressed no opinion on the deserves of the prince's claims that Giuffre may still be disqualified from suing if she lives in Australia.

Giuffre's lawsuit, filed in long island, alleges that Queen Elizabeth's son sexually abused Giuffre when she was 17 years historic, and compelled her to engage in sexual acts in opposition t her will on three separate occasions. 

FILE PHOTO: Royal Ascot Britain's Prince Andrew arrives by way of horse and carriage on ladies day at Royal Ascot, June 20, 2019. Toby Melville/Reuters

"today my attorney filed suit against Andrew for sexual abuse beneath the infant Victims Act," Giuffre talked about in a statement to CBS news when she filed the lawsuit. "as the go well with lays out in detail, i was trafficked to him and sexually abused by him."

The choose's dismissal of the prince's request comes forward of Monday's scheduled public unlock of a 2009 agreement between Giuffre and Epstein. in line with The associated Press, lawyers for Andrew say that settlement protects the prince from claims like those introduced by way of Giuffre and may be ample grounds for the lawsuit's dismissal.

Andrew has up to now denied Giuffre's claims, telling the BBC in 2019, "i will absolutely categorically inform you it by no means happened." 

In her own BBC interview, Giuffre mentioned "He knows what happened. i do know what happened and there's only one of us telling the truth, and that i understand it truly is me."  

Andrew also claimed within the interview that he had "no recollection" of ever assembly Giuffre, regardless of there being apparent photographic facts of the two of them along side Epstein's former female friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who became convicted Wednesday on fees regarding sex trafficking underage girls for Epstein.

Jordan Freiman contributed to this file.

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