‘NOTHING OFF LIMITS’
Andrew ‘to be asked about his PRIVATE PARTS’, Epstein victim’s lawyer says as sex abuse claims to be heard in court
- 0:08, 13 Jan 2022
- Updated: 0:11, 13 Jan 2022
PRINCE Andrew could be “asked about his private parts,” the lawyer representing Jeffrey Epstein’s victim has claimed.
The Duke of York, 61, could face a civil trial in the US after the judge rejected his bid to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s sex assault case.
If he is deposed he could be questioned over intimate details under oath about his body, sex life and marriage.
Prince Andrew’s ex-wife the Duchess of York, his daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and even the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle are known to have been discussed.
According to one of the lawyers representing Epstein’s victims, no one is off limits.
“He mentioned his wife as well as his daughters. They can now all legally be deposed. The lawyers could even try for the Queen. I don’t doubt they will, but as a sovereign, it will be almost impossible to do.”
No date has been set for the trial but it could take sometime between September and December this year.
Mr Kuvin added: “It is without question the Duke will be asked about his private parts.
“Nothing is off limits because if an underage girl can describe what the Duke of York’s private parts look like… how would that be if they had not had a relationship?”
The Duke of York is understood to be prepared to do “whatever is necessary” to stop his sex abuse case overshadowing the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
He denies the allegations and sources say he is determined to clear his name.
The Sun Online has contacted a representative of Prince Andrew for comment.
Ms Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies last night told The Sun a “settlement is always a possibility”, as legal experts said it was his “least worst option”.
Senior royal aides are all urging Andrew to settle as soon as possible to prevent him dragging the “whole monarchy through the mud”.
Ms Giuffre, 38, is suing Andrew for unspecified damages, which Mr Kuvin said could “easily” be in excess of £14million if she is successful.
Ms Giuffre says paedo Epstein, who died in jail in 2019, trafficked her for sex with powerful men.
She claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew in 2001 when she was 17.
Ms Giuffre also says she was flown to London to sleep with the Duke and forced to have sex with him at Epstein’s home in New York and in the US Virgin Islands.
Mr Boies added: “Virginia is very pleased that her claims will now be determined judicially.
“It’s been a long road but we’re nearing the end. We will seek to depose between ten to 12 people.”
Asked if they would include Sarah, Beatrice and Eugenie, Mr Boies said: “That’s possible.”
He expects Andrew’s deposition to take place in February.
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