Prince Andrew, accuser seeks witnesses in lawsuit for sexual abuse

The lawyers of prince andrew and Virginia Giuffre have filed their initial requests for witnesses in their lawsuit accusing the British royal of sexually abuse of her at 17 years old.

Newly released documents show the prince’s legal team is seeking witness accounts from her husband, Robert Giuffre, and his psychologist, Judith Lightfoot, as part of the civil case filed in the United States.

Meanwhile, Giuffre’s lawyers are seeking testimony from Prince Andrew’s former assistant and a woman who claims to have seen him in a London nightclub with her during the time in question. The suit hit a snag after a judge earlier this week rejected Andrew’s request that it be dismissed.

Prince Andrew faces lawsuit for sexual abuse

Prince Andrew, accuser seeks witnesses in lawsuit for sexual abuse.

Virgina Giuffre sued Prince Andrew, 61, in August, saying she was forced to have sexual encounters with him in 2001 by financier Jeffrey Epstein and his longtime partner Ghislaine Maxwell. Giuffre said she was sexually abused by Andrew at Maxwell’s house in London, at Epstein’s mansion in New York and at Epstein’s estate in the US Virgin Islands.

The prince has strongly denied Giuffre’s allegations, telling the BBC in 2019 that sex with Giuffre “didn’t happen” and that he had “no recollection” of meeting her.

Newly released documents show Andrew’s lawyers argue Giuffre “may suffer from false memories,” saying she should be questioned about the “false memory theory” along with other matters discussed during her sessions with Giuffre and any recipes she wrote. for her.

What are Prince Andrew’s lawyers looking for?

Prince Andrew, accuser seeks witnesses in lawsuit for sexual abuse.

Lawyers for Prince Andrew want Robert Giuffre questioned about the circumstances in which the couple met around 2002 and the finances of their household. They want testimony from the two, who are Australian residents, by April 29 or as soon as possible after that.

Giuffre’s attorneys, meanwhile, have filed similar requests on Andrew’s side. They want testimony from his former assistant Robert Olney, whose name they say appeared in Epstein’s phone book under “Duke of York,” which they say indicates he knew about Andrew’s trip to Epstein estates.

AmericanPost.News reports that his lawyers are also seeking the testimony of Shukri Walker, who they say has been quoted in press reports talking about how she saw Andrew at the Tramp nightclub in London during the period in question with a young woman who may have been Giuffre. .

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