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Prince Andrew asks US court to dismiss sexual assault lawsuit

Prince Andrew has requested that a New York district court dismiss the sexual assault lawsuit that has been filed against him.

The Duke’s attorneys said in a filing that Andrew “respectfully moves to dismiss plaintiff Virginia Giuffre’s complaint.”

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Virginia Giuffre claimed that Andrew had sexually assaulted her over 20 years ago when she was 17 years old, which is a minor in the US.

The 61-year-old has continuously denied the allegations and has not been criminally charged.

Last month, the Duke accepted that he had been served legal papers in the case and was instructed to respond to the lawsuit by the 29th of October.

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His lawyers asked the Manhattan court to dismiss the case “for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.”

They also requested that Ms. Giuffre “provide a more definitive statement of her allegations.”

She alleges that she was sexually abused at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell.

She also claims that she was assaulted at the New York home of Jeffrey Epstein as well as his private island in the US Virgin Islands.

Ms. Guiffre alleged that Epstein lent her out for sex with his wealthy and powerful associates.

Ghislaine Maxwell will be going on trial in New York on the 29th of November on charges that she recruited underage girls for Epstein to abuse, to which she has pleaded not guilty.

IMAGE – Wikimedia Commons

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