Prince Andrew requests jury trial in suit brought by Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew requests jury trial in suit brought by Virginia Giuffre

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1/27/2022 6:03:00 AM

Prince Andrew requests jury trial in suit brought by Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew has requested a sex abuse lawsuit brought against him in New York by longtime Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre go to trial, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

, Andrew’s attorneys requested the case go to trial — and asserted a number of “affirmative defenses” while denying all accusations of wrongdoing.Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImageBrettler added: “Giuffre’s claims are barred in whole or in part by the applicable statute(s) of limitations.”

Giuffre claimed she “feared death or physical injury to herself” if she disobeyed their orders.“During that phase each side has an opportunity to obtain information relevant to the case, including documents and deposition testimony,” Krissoff told The Post in an email.

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Prince Andrew wants a jury trial if Virginia Giuffre lawsuit is not dismissed Prince Andrew wants a jury to decide a lawsuit by a sexual assault accuser if he can’t get the case dismissed altogether, his lawyers said in court papers Wedne Give him his wish. Please. Easier to intimidate i read that he just really wants to show what's in his briefs, but it would be both a lack of evidence and would not really stand up in court

Prince Andrew Seeks Jury Trial If Virginia Giuffre Suit Not DismissedThe former Duke of York has strenuously denied Giuffre’s allegations, and attempted to get the lawsuit tossed. He would, wouldn't he? Oh fun! Lol a jury of his peers will be a huge shock to him in the US, since we left nobility behind with King George. Smh what are they going to ask the jury pool-do you have a teddy bear collection? Have you ever had servants? Is anyone in your family a descendant of the Mayflower?

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Prince Andrew Demands Jury Trial in Sex-Abuse Suit Prince Andrew formally responded to a lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing a teen decades ago, broadly denying the allegations and demanding a trial by jury It's his rights... A jury of his 'naval' dressed teddy bears?

Prince Andrew Has Demanded A Jury Trial For His Sexual Abuse CaseThe Duke of York is being sued by Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre, who claims that the royal sexually abused her as a minor. Good. Hope he can’t run from this. Good! 👇🏼👽👇🏼

Prince Andrew denies allegations, asks for a jury trialVirginia Giuffre alleged in the lawsuit that the late financier Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her and forced her to have sex with his friends, including Andrew, and that Andrew was aware she was under…

in New York by longtime Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre go to trial, according to court documents filed Wednesday. In an answer to Giuffre’s complaint , Andrew’s attorneys requested the case go to trial — and asserted a number of “affirmative defenses” while denying all accusations of wrongdoing. Andrew also specifically denied the assertion that he and Epstein’s cohort, Ghisliane Maxwell, were “close friends,” as Giuffre claimed in her suit. Giuffre claims that Prince Andrew sexually abused her at least three times when she was a teenager. Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage Among the defenses raised were “consent” and “statute of limitations,” according to documents filed in the Southern District of New York. “Assuming, without admitting, that Giuffre has suffered any injury or damage alleged in the Complaint, Giuffre’s claims are barred by the doctrine of consent,” Andrew’s attorney, Andrew B. Brettler, wrote in the document. Brettler added: “Giuffre’s claims are barred in whole or in part by the applicable statute(s) of limitations.” Giuffre sued Andrew in August 2021, claiming the embattled royal sexually abused her while she was a teen at least three times in London, New York and in the US Virgin Islands. In each instance, Giuffre claimed she was forced to engage in the sex acts with Andrew by Epstein and Maxwell. Giuffre claimed she “feared death or physical injury to herself” if she disobeyed their orders. Andrew was required to answer the complaint to avoid a default judgement against him – and federal rules require a party to request a jury trial, Sarah Krissoff, a former New York federal prosecutor, said. There is still opportunity for the dispute to be resolved before trial, either by the judge or through a settlement, Krissoff added. But the case will now move into the discovery phase. “During that phase each side has an opportunity to obtain information relevant to the case, including documents and deposition testimony,” Krissoff told The Post in an email. “There will be another opportunity for the parties to ask the court to resolve the case, or part of the case, short of a trial, but it will be very difficult for the court to do so given the fundamental dispute between Virginia Guiffre and Prince Andrew,” she added. “If the parties don’t reach an out of court settlement, I would expect this case to go to trial,” Krissoff said, adding that she expects Andrew to show up in New York if it does go to trial given how vigorously he has denied the allegations. Prince Andrew with Virginia Guiffre in 2001. Maxwell was convicted of sex trafficking and other crimes in December in Manhattan federal court, where Giuffre’s suit against Andrew was filed. Four women who were trafficked to Epstein by Maxwell as teens testified at the trial. Giuffre did not testify, but prosecutors introduced evidence in the case that showed Epstein and Maxwell flew the teen across the US and internationally on his private planes. In a statement, Giuffre’s attorneys said they look forward to confronting Prince Andrew at trial. “Prince Andrew’s Answer continues his approach of denying any knowledge or information concerning the claims against him, and purporting to blame the victim of the abuse for somehow bringing it on herself,” attorney David Boies wrote. “We look forward to confronting Prince Andrew with his denials and attempts to blame Ms. Giuffre for her own abuse at his deposition and at trial,” he added. Epstein died in a lower Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The New York City medical examiner ruled his death a suicide. Share this article: