Prince Andrew Court Showdown: Royals May Need to Supply Texts etc

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Prince Andrew Court Showdown: Queen Elizabeth’s second son today faces an unprecedented test in a New York City court.

We will soon learn if the royal family will be ordered to provide texts, private records and other evidence ahead of a sex abuse civil trial that might start no earlier than September 2022.

The matter of whether a settlement agreement reached between accuser Virginia Roberts-Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein in 2009 covers Prince Andrew will be thrashed out in front of Judge Lewis Kaplan.

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Prince Andrew and journalist Camilla Tominey

Prince Andrew Court Showdown

Prince Andrew argues that his accuser’s confidential agreement with dead blackmailer Jeffrey Epstein covers him from liability.

The Royal is being sued by Ms Roberts Giuffre, who alleges she was forced to have sex with the Prince three times, in London, New York and on Epstein’s Caribbean island, when aged 17.

Prince Andrew’s lawyers contend that Jeffrey Epstein’s settlement agreement with Ms Roberts Giuffre intended to cover anyone she might sue.

Although not part of this case, Ms Roberts Giuffre has made claims the royal assaulted eight other girls in a group sex encounter.

The incident allegedly happened on Epstein’s Little St James Island.

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courtesy The Secret Artist

Prince Andrew Court Showdown

Daniela Esler wrote on news.com.au about how the palace had protected the prince for years.

“To me, it’s simply wrong that Queen has called to bear the clout and lustre of the throne to try and save the skin of a man who, even if nothing else, saw fit to spend five days staying in the home of a registered sex offender,” she said.

The Duke of York was also reportedly a frequent visitor to Epstein’s Paris apartment.

In an unpublished memoir, Ms Roberts Giuffre wrote: “Epstein, Prince Andrew, approximately eight other young girls and I had sex together…The other girls all seemed and appeared to be under the age of 18 and didn’t really speak English.”

As a result, the UK royal family is again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons with the Duke of York at the center of the scandal.

According to Sean O’Grady in The Independent, the case will not deliver a fatal blow to the monarchy: “Prince Andrew’s apparent determination to resist the civil case, and the palace and the Queen (presumably) paying his legal bills, the affair will drag on for some time. As it goes on and on, the details about what did and did not happen will be examined in excruciating detail.

While the Queen pays his legal bills, the affair will drag on for some time. As it goes on and on, the details about what did and did not happen will be examined in excruciating detail….

It won’t end the controversies anyhow, and Andrew’s name will be forever linked with Maxwell and Epstein.“

Prince Andrew Court Showdown

Prince Andrew is the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

He denies these allegations but what would happen if he came to America? Could he be arrested on his arrival or face perjury charges? Can he sweat?

Her lawyers have asked for information about his widely-mocked claim he could not perspire.