Prince Andrew comes out fighting: Royal files legal papers DENYING all of Virginia Roberts’ sex abuse allegations, demands a jury trial and claims Ghislaine Maxwell was NOT his ‘close friend’ as he faces epic US court battle
- BREAKING: Royal files legal papers denying all of Virginia Roberts allegations
- Prince Andrew also claimed Ghislaine Maxwell was not a ‘close friend’ in papers
- The Royal’s legal team has requested that he be granted a trial by jury
- Duke of York’s official rebuttal of the claims comes after a motion to have the case dismissed on a legal technicality in January was denied
- MORE TO FOLLOW
The papers, filed today by Prince Andrew’s legal counsel Andrew Brettler, contained a detail rebuttal of all of Roberts’ claims and also requested that the Royal be granted a trial by jury.
The Duke of York’s official rebuttal comes after a motion to dismiss the case on a legal technicality at the beginning of January was denied.
Roberts, who is referred to in case documents by her married name Virginia Giuffre, filed a civil suit against Prince Andrew in August 2021, in which she formally accused the Royal of sexual abuse while she was being trafficked by billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Over 15 pages of court documents filed at New York’s southern district court, Roberts claimed that the Duke of York ‘committed sexual assault and battery’ against her while she was aged just 17, requesting that a judge award ‘punitive damages’ for the ‘physical and psychological’ injuries she suffered.
Prince Andrew has always vehemently denied all charges.