Prince Andrew fails in bid to dismiss US sexual abuse lawsuit

Civil declare in opposition to duke by longtime accuser Virginia Giuffre can transfer ahead, federal choose guidelines in New York

  • This text accommodates descriptions of sexual abuse

A choose in New York has rejected Prince Andrew’s try to influence a US courtroom to throw out a sexual abuse lawsuit introduced in opposition to him by longtime American accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Giuffre, now 38, says she was pressured into intercourse at 17 with Andrew, the Duke of York, by associates of his, the late intercourse offender and financier, Jeffrey Epstein, and Ghislaine Maxwell, the British media heiress who was convicted in New York final month of sex-trafficking ladies for Epstein.

Data and help for anybody affected by rape or sexual abuse points is on the market from the next organisations. Within the US, Rainn provides help on 800-656-4673. Within the UK, Rape Disaster provides help on 0808 802 9999. In Australia, help is on the market at 1800Respect (1800 737 732). Different worldwide helplines may be discovered at ibiblio.org/rcip/internl.html

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