Prince Andrew is awaiting the primary listening to in his Jeffrey Epstein-related sexual assault lawsuit since his legal professionals accused Virginia Giuffre of being after cash.
The Duke of York filed his response to allegations of rape final week, ten years after his friendship with the convicted pedophile first grew to become a scandal within the U.Okay. press.
Giuffre says she was trafficked to London, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands for intercourse with Queen Elizabeth II’s son and feared harm or loss of life if she refused.
Andrew’s legal professionals got here out swinging in an Eleventh-hour submitting on Friday shortly earlier than the deadline for his or her response to the case.
Andrew B. Brettler, his lawyer, stated within the doc, seen by Newsweek: “For over a decade, Giuffre has profited from her allegations against Epstein and others by selling stories and photographs to the press and entering into secret agreements to resolve her claims against her alleged abusers, including Epstein and his ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell.
“Most individuals may solely dream of acquiring the sums of cash that Giuffre has
secured for herself over time.
“This presents a compelling motive for Giuffre to continue filing frivolous lawsuits against individuals such as Prince Andrew, whose sullied reputation is only the latest collateral damage of the Epstein scandal.”
The duke’s workforce included of their submitting an outdated New York Daily News tales describing Giuffre as “a money-hungry sex kitten” suggesting she requested round for women who have been “kind of slutty” to work for Epstein.
Brettler requested for the civil lawsuit to be thrown out on a variety of grounds, together with by arguing a side of New York regulation was unconstitutional.
Later at the moment, Wednesday, November 3, attorneys for either side will participate in a pre-trial phone convention geared toward managing the case.
It is just not but clear whether or not they are going to tackle Andrew’s workforce’s strongly worded rebuttal, nonetheless, on the final listening to Brettler for the primary time voiced his argument that Giuffre’s civil case was baseless, owing to a previous settlement settlement with Epstein.
The prince’s authorized workforce say Giuffre agreed to “release” different people included in her allegations in opposition to the convicted pedophile when she accepted a payout from him.
Giuffre’s lawyer stated in an announcement launched to Newsweek: “Prince Andrew’s motion to dismiss filed late today [Friday, October 29] in New York fails to confront the serious allegations in Virginia Giuffre’s complaint.
“He depends on a sequence of disputed alleged ‘details’ which shall be disproved at trial and which, in any occasion, are inappropriate on the movement to dismiss stage on this litigation.
“Relating to what will be disproved, Prince Andrew’s attempted reliance on an irrelevant 13 year old release, to which he is not a party, and which he did not even know about until recently, is just another in a series of attempts to avoid facing the merits of the serious charges against him.
“The 2009 launch on its face makes clear that it applies at most to individuals who may have been events to the Florida motion, which excludes Prince Andrew.”
The hearing is due to begin at 11 a.m. ET. Andrew denies allegations he raped Giuffre.
Maxwell is awaiting criminal trial on sex trafficking charges, which she denies.