Britain's Prince Andrew seeking jury trial in sex assault case in New York

26/1/2022 11:28:00 PM

Britain's Prince Andrew formally denies sex abuse claims in court filing

https://str.sg/wAvdNEW YORK (AFP) - Britain's Prince Andrew is seeking a jury trial to clear his name in the sexual assault civil complaint he is fighting in New York, his lawyers announced on Wednesday (Jan 26)."Prince Andrew hereby demands a trial by jury on all causes of action asserted in the complaint," his attorney wrote in a motion.

His accuser, Victoria Giuffre, has said she had sex with the prince when she was 17 and a minor under US law after meeting him through the late US financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.The prince has not been criminally charged and has denied the allegations, which have left him in disgrace and forced him to withdraw from royal duties.

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