The lawyers for Prince Andrew have scheduled a face-to-face meeting on the sexual assault issue for TODAY.
The lawyers for Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre will meet in person today for a pre-trial hearing in the Duke’s sexual assault lawsuit.
Ms Giuffre has filed sexual abuse allegations against the Duke of York, and a pre-trial hearing has been scheduled. Andrew’s and his accuser’s legal teams will meet in person in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Their attorneys will review the status of Ms Giuffre’s civil complaint, which she filed on August 10 under New York’s Child Victims Act.
For these discussions, representatives for both the king and his accuser will appear before Judge Lewis K Kaplan.
The pre-trial hearing is set for 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, or 3 p.m. in the United Kingdom.
Ms Giuffre, now Virginia Roberts, has filed a civil sex abuse suit against the prince.
She claims in the civil suit that she was trafficked by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the Duke three times while she was under the age of consent under US law.
She claims these incidents occurred in Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell’s London home, as well as at Epstein’s homes in Manhattan and the US Virgin Islands twice.
All of the claims leveled against Prince Andrew have been refuted time and time again.
In a 2019 interview with BBC Newsnight, he said: “It was not to be. I can clearly state that it never took place. I have absolutely no recollection of ever meeting this lady.” Ms Giuffre, 38, is suing the prince for undisclosed damages in the civil complaint.
She hasn’t stated how much she wants in compensation for “severe emotional and psychological hardship and injury.”
According to legal experts, if a settlement or damages award is reached, Andrew might face a large bill.
It follows news that the Duke of York will not face any legal action in the United Kingdom.
As part of the civil action in the United States, the Metropolitan Police conducted an investigation into a document issued in August 2021.
In June 2021, they also analyzed information provided by the media.
The investigation is concluded, according to the force, and “no further action” will be taken.
There is no legal footing for the court’s findings to be upheld because Ms Giuffre’s civil claims are brought under the New York Child Victims Act (CVA). “Brinkwire News Summary.”