ANDREW SHOCK: I WANT JURY TRIAL
Daily Express|January 27, 2022
PRINCE FIGHTS BACK AND DENIES ALL SEX ABUSE CLAIMS
Christopher Bucktin

PRINCE Andrew has sensationally demanded a jury trial in his civil sex case as he denied all accusations by Virginia Giuffre.

The Duke and his legal team are again trying to have the case in New York thrown out. But if that fails again the papers state: “Prince Andrew hereby demands a trial by jury on all causes of action asserted in the complaint”.

The Duke of York admits to befriending Epstein but denied he was ever a close friend of convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell.

At one point, Andrew’s lawyers write: “Assuming, without admitting, that Giuffre has suffered any injury or damage, Giuffre and/ or others, who are not Prince Andrew, contributed in whole or in part to the alleged damage.”

They go on to say her “claims are barred by the doctrine of consent” and are “barred in whole or in part by her own wrongful conduct and the doctrine of unclean hands”.

Andrew’s accuser claims in 2001, she was trafficked by billionaire Epstein and Maxwell to have sex with the Duke in London when she was 17 – a minor in US law.

Ms Giuffre also alleges she was forced to sleep with the royal at Epstein’s home in New York and the US Virgin Islands.

The mother-of-three is suing Andrew for unspecified damages, which US lawyers say could “easily” be in excess of £14million if she is successful.

In an 11-page response to her lawsuit yesterday, the Duke of York repeatedly states he “lacks sufficient information to admit or deny” most of her allegations.

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