Prince Andrew to testify to accuser Giuffre’s authorized professionals in London

Prince Andrew. — AFP picture.

Prince Andrew will meet up with authorized professionals representing his accuser Virginia Giuffre in London within the month of March and testify beneath oath, a provide close to to the Duke of York knowledgeable AFP on Saturday.

The Duke of York, the 2nd son of Queen Elizabeth II, faces a US civil scenario for sexual assault, embarrassing the royal household as his 95-calendar year-aged mother is about to rejoice her seventieth yr as monarch.

‘We agreed to voluntarily generate the Duke for a deposition on March 10,’ a useful resource shut to the Duke talked about.

This often means the prince will give sworn testimony in response to questions from Giuffre’s attorneys.

The useful resource added that ‘regardless of recurring requests, Ms. Giuffre even now hasn’t devoted to a date or web site for her deposition.’

The Day-to-day Telegraph documented earlier Saturday that it comprehended the convention will select put in a ‘impartial’ web site in London.

It famous that the prince is being organized by his Uk-dependent approved group as he’s envisioned to confront questioning round two days by Giuffre’s attorneys David Boies and Sigrid McCawley.

It documented that the attorneys would additionally query two witnesses based totally in Britain.

These are Shukri Walker, who statements to have seen Andrew on the nightclub in London with a younger girl near the time of the alleged assault, and Robert Olney, the prince’s former equerry, or specific assistant.

Giuffre’s US attorneys didn’t immediately reply to a ask for for comment from AFP.

 Giuffre, now 38, alleges she had sexual activity with the prince when she was 17 and a insignificant beneath US regulation simply after meeting him by way of the late US financier Jeffrey Epstein, who totally commited suicide in jail two years in the past although awaiting demo for intercourse crimes.

She alleges that Andrew sexually assaulted her in March 2001, on the London family of Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been jailed within the US for recruiting youthful ladies to be sexually abused by Epstein.

The prince has not been criminally billed and has strenuously denied the allegations. He’s on the lookout for a jury trial.

The 61-year-aged has been a digital recluse as a result of attempting to provide his side of the story in a 2019 BBC interview, broadly discovered as a PR catastrophe.

He has shut social media accounts and has been stripped of honorary military titles and charitable positions.

Giuffre’s regulation agency Boies defined to AFP in late January: ‘We appear ahead to confronting Prince Andrew along with his denials and tries guilty Ms Giuffre for her possess abuse at his deposition and demo.’