Quantcast

Prince Andrew Acknowledges He Faces US Sex Assault Lawsuit

Had been challenging acceptance of the lawsuit until lawyers spoke by phone on Sept. 21....

(Associated Press) Prince Andrew has acknowledged through his lawyer that he has been served with a lawsuit by a U.S. woman who says he sexually assaulted her, clearing a hurdle that had stalled legal proceedings for several weeks.

The acknowledgment was confirmed in a joint agreement signed by a lawyer for the British prince, approved by a Manhattan federal judge and entered into the public court record Tuesday.

The court papers said Andrew had been challenging acceptance of the lawsuit until lawyers spoke by phone on Sept. 21.

An agreement was signed three days later, according to the order signed by Judge Lewis A. Kaplan.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

In the lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre claims Andrew abused her on multiple occasions in 2001 when she was under 18.

His lawyer has called the allegations “baseless.”

Delivering a lawsuit to a defendant is usually a routine matter but can be more complicated when a defendant resides outside the United States.

A judge must be satisfied that a defendant has been properly notified of the allegations and has a reasonable period of time to respond to them.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The prince must file responses to the lawsuit’s claims by Oct. 29. A conference was scheduled for Nov. 3.

Lawyers for Giuffre had told the judge that they’d delivered the lawsuit to Andrew in numerous ways, though never directly into his hands.

At one point, Britain’s high court accepted a request from Giuffre’s lawyers to formally contact Andrew about the lawsuit.

Los Angeles attorney Andrew Brettler, who signed the papers on Andrew’s behalf acknowledging the prince was aware of the lawsuit, had argued at a hearing this month that Giuffre’s claim was “baseless, nonviable and potentially unlawful.”

In late 2019, Andrew told the BBC “Newsnight” program that he never had sex with Giuffre, saying, “It didn’t happen.”

Brettler has said that Andrew cannot be sued because an earlier lawsuit in the United States that was settled “absolves our client from any and all liability.”

That 2009 settlement document, however, remains sealed.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they choose to come forward publicly, as Giuffre has.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

C’Ville Activists Want to Melt Down Lee Statue, Repurpose It as Woke Public Art

Woke leftist radicals in Virginia have abandoned earlier vows to contextualize the state's controversial history in favor of recasting it in their own image---after...

Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Needed Vax Mandates: ‘I Would Convince People’

Former President Donald Trump said he would "convince people" to receive the COVID-19 shots by explaining their benefits, rather than politicizing them further through...

British Gov’t Prohibits Teaching Woke Racial Theories as Fact

The British government has put strict restraints on the teaching of "white privilege" as fact-based knowledge, the Epoch Times reported. Several months ago, the UK Parliament’s...

SHOCK VIDEO: Urgent-Care Doctor Appears to Refuse Child’s Treatment Due to Vax Status

A video posted to Twitter on Thursday appeared to show a doctor at an urgent-care facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana, refusing care to a...

REPORT: Schools That Hire ‘Diversity Officers’ Show Greater Achievement Gaps

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Left's "woke" stranglehold over public education is bad for students of all races, and that it is...

China’s New Claim: Maine Lobsters (Not Lab Leak) Spread COVID to Wuhan

Chinese diplomats and internet trolls have come up with a novel, if disingenuous, idea about the source of the COVID-19 pandemic, said NBC News...

Alec Baldwin Kills Cinematographer on Movie Set

(Headline USA) Actor and notorious left-wing rageaholic Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set and killed the cinematographer, authorities said. The director...

In Va. Race, McAuliffe Faces ‘Nightmare’ Scenario: A Challenge from the Left

(Headline USA) The antithesis of everything black Virginians stand for---elite, white former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a New York native, is at his element wooing...

Rand Paul Refers Lying Fauci to DOJ; Doubts Partisan AG ‘Will Have Time’ to Pursue

In an appearance Thursday on Fox News Primetime, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., reprimanded COVID czar Anthony Fauci for lying to the Senate about whether...
- Advertisement -