Prince Andrew, Duke of York leaves the headquarters of Crossrail at Canary Wharf on March 7, 2011 in London, England. Prince Andrew is below growing tension after a series of adverse revelations about him surfaced, in conjunction with criticism over his friendship with convicted intercourse culprit Jeffrey Epstein, an American financier.
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A recent attorney for Prince Andrew of Britain on Monday acknowledged he’s going to field a lawsuit in opposition to him by one in all Jeffrey Epstein’s many accusers on the grounds of jurisdiction and an argument the court docket action has no longer been legally served on the prince.
The felony professional, Andrew Brettler of Los Angeles, flagged his plot to assemble those arguments in a file filed hours sooner than a hearing in Unique York for the swimsuit filed final month by Virginia Giuffre.
No other felony professional had previously filed an appearance on Prince Andrew’s behalf, powerful less replied in a court docket filing to Giuffre’s lawsuit.
Giuffre claims the Duke of York sexually abused her two a long time prior to now in Unique York, London and in the U.S. Virgin Islands when she changed into once underage, and in the clutches of the prince’s buddy Epstein and Epstein’s accused procurer Ghislaine Maxwell.
Giuffre “changed into once on a standard basis abused by Epstein and changed into once lent out by Epstein to other noteworthy males for sexual functions,” her swimsuit alleges.
Giuffre’s swimsuit says she changed into once “changed into once also compelled to be pleased intercourse with Defendant, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, at [Epstein’s] and Maxwell’s course.”
Prince Andrew has denied Giuffre’s allegations and claims he has no memory of even meeting her, no matter the existence of a photograph that looks to hide them smiling and standing subsequent to 1 one more as Maxwell broadly beams in the background.
Guiffre’s attorneys acknowledged final week her Unique york federal court docket lawsuit changed into once legally served on Prince Andrew on Aug. 27 by a course of server who left a duplicate of her bid with a police officer guarding a royal field in England, where the prince had been staying.
Prince Andrew, who’s the son of Queen Elizabeth, reportedly had been actively keeping off getting served with the swimsuit.
Brettler, in his filing in Unique york court docket, wrote he entered “this special appearance on behalf of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, in the above-captioned proceeding, for the explanation of contesting purported service of course of and no longer easy jurisdiction.”
The filing did no longer account for on those arguments.
Brettler did no longer straight return a request for comment.
Epstein, a faded buddy of ex-Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, died from what has officially been dominated a suicide by striking in 2019 whereas being held in a Unique york federal penal complicated pending trial on youngster intercourse trafficking charges.
Maxwell is due to breeze on trial in Unique york federal court docket in November on charges that she recruited underage ladies to be abused by Epstein.
She has pleaded no longer guilty in that case. Maxwell is being held without bond in a Brooklyn penal complicated.