Prince Andrew’s civil lawsuit has been set to take place late next year but an exact date cannot be determined due to the pandemic.
According to US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, the trial will most likely take place between September and December next year.
During this time period, Virginia Giuffre, who is suing the Duke for allegedly sexually assaulting her, will provide evidence against Andrew.
Andrew’s lawyers asked Judge Kaplan to throw out the lawsuit which was brought by Giuffre while stating that he “unequivocally denies” sexually abusing or assaulting her.
Ms. Giuffre stated that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, a former friend of the Duke, to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 years old, which is a minor in the US.
A legal conference between two lawyers David Boies (Giuffre) and Andrew Brettler (Andrew) took place electronically today where they both stated that they expect to depose eight to 12 individuals but the number will depend on “who we can get and the timing of it”.
Boies stated, “We would be prepared to start some of the depositions relatively promptly, but some we may not identify for as much as two months,”.
Brettler stated that some of the people who he wants to depose are related to a new lawsuit which was filed last week where a woman, who claims that she was sexually abused by Epstein, alleged that she was defamed by Giuffre in a series of tweets which claimed she was Epstein’s girlfriend and recruited girls for him to abuse.
Brettler stated that there “may be new witnesses in a new matter that may need to be deposed in this matter”.
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