Friends of the Duke of York have accused US lawyers of using his fame to keep their case in the public eye after Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking victims indicated they want to sue the royal.
Dozens of women abused by the convicted paedophile, including Andrew’s accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, are close to striking a compensation deal with the dead billionaire’s estate.
But in court paperwork, lawyers for the victims stress that any agreement should make clear that “certain individuals” are not released from any potential liability.
One email from lawyer David Boies, representing Ms Roberts Giuffre, reportedly suggests the Queen’s second son should be on the list of “certain individuals”.
Ms Roberts Giuffre claims that she was trafficked by Epstein to Andrew for sex three times when she was a teenager.