Britain’s Prince Andrew should make himself accessible to reply questions beneath oath by subsequent July 14 in a civil lawsuit by a lady who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was a teen.
U.S. District Decide Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan set the deadline to finish depositions in a Monday scheduling order agreed to by attorneys for Andrew and Virginia Giuffre, his accuser.
Giuffre, 38, has mentioned the Duke of York compelled her to have intercourse roughly twenty years in the past on the London house of late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime affiliate, Ghislaine Maxwell.
She additionally accused Andrew of abusing her at Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan, and on Epstein’s non-public island within the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Andrew, 61, has not been charged with any crimes, and has “categorically” denied Giuffre’s claims.
His authorized crew is anticipated to overview a 2009 settlement settlement between Giuffre and Epstein, whom she additionally accused of abuse, to find out whether or not it shielded their consumer from Giuffre’s lawsuit.
Andrew has an Oct. 29 deadline to formally reply to Giuffre’s lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages.
A courtroom convention is scheduled for Nov. 3, and Giuffre has till Dec. 15 to amend her criticism if she needs.
Epstein, a registered intercourse offender, killed himself in a Manhattan jail in August 2019 whereas awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking fees.
Maxwell faces a scheduled Nov. 29 trial in Manhattan on fees she helped recruit and groom underage ladies for Epstein to abuse. She has pleaded not responsible. (Reporting by Jonathan Stempel; Modifying by Sandra Maler)
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