Prince Andrew: Palace ‘washed their hands' of saga says expert
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Prince Andrew vehemently denies claims of sexual assault against Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims the Prince sexually assaulted her when she was under 18. Ms Roberts Giuffre has repeatedly made her allegations against disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, his former partner Ghislaine Maxwell, and the Duke of York, but the suit is the first time she has confronted Prince Andrew in such a formal setting. Ms Robrts Giuffre claimed it was “past the time for him to be held to account.” Prince Andrew has categorically and consistently denied all allegations.
Russell Myers, the Royal Editor of the Daily Mirror spoke about the case on True Royalty’s Royal Beat.
Mr Myers said: “The problem he has is being non-committal in his defence by having this wall of silence and now going so firmly on the attack.
“One may wonder if his back is up against the wall.
“He’s come out fighting, will a judge take too kindly to that?”
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“I don’t think so, I think they’ll wonder how on earth he knows or is professing to know these details about Virginia Giuffre after saying that he had no recollection of meeting her and he’s never had any associations with her.”
Ms Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit claimed: “In this country, no person, whether president or prince, is above the law, and no person, no matter how powerless or vulnerable, can be deprived of the law’s protection.
“Twenty years ago Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, position, and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her.
“It is long past the time for him to be held to account.”
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The Prince’s defence team’s latest move was to claim that Ms Roberts Giuffre was actually a sex trafficker tasked with procuring “slutty girls” for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
They have also accused her of fabricating the charges for a “payday,” claiming she has a financial incentive to lie about the Prince.
Philip Guderyon, Ms Roberts Giuffre’s ex-boyfriend, claimed that she was not a victim but she was actually in charge of it.
“She was like the head b—-. She’d have like nine or 10 girls she used to bring to him,” he claimed. “She never looked like she was being held captive.”
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Prince Andrew has not been charged with crimes.
The royal had in September invoked British and international law in claiming that Ms Roberts Giuffre had not properly served him with her lawsuit, but later dropped his objections.
The Duke of York gave up many royal duties and lost support from charities and organizations after failing to appear sympathetic toward Epstein’s victims in a November 2019 BBC interview.
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