Prince Andrew was filed in a sexual assault proceeding by the Virginia Jufre legal team after the relevant documents in the civil proceedings were submitted to his lawyer in the United States.
Court documents from the U.S. District Court in Manhattan show that Ms. Juffle’s lawyer sent a civil suit by email and FedEx to Los Angeles-based Duke of York lawyer Andrew Brettler, a copy of both. Was received by Monday morning. Reuters report.
Legal documents claim that the email was sent on September 17, and the physical documents were delivered on Monday. According to FedEx receipts, they were left at the front desk of Brettler’s office in Los Angeles.
Brettler did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters There was no response from the Duke of London’s legal team.
After Prince Andrew, 61, was accused by a judge of “actively avoiding” efforts to formally serve him in the proceedings, Ms. Jufre’s team said he was blocking the attempt.
His legal team must respond within 21 days. Otherwise, you may face a default ruling.
Ms. Jufre, 38, filed a civil suit against the Duke over allegations of sexual abuse, which he violently denied.
She claims that Prince Andrew was trafficked by the shameful financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was his friend.
Epstein was convicted of sex crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2019 while awaiting a trial on sexual trafficking charges.
Ms. Jeffrey was forced to have sex with the Duke at the age of 17, and had sex at the home of Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime companion to Epstein in London, one of Epstein’s homes in Manhattan and the US Virgin Islands. It states that sexual abuse has occurred. ..
Civil lawsuits seek unspecified damages. Brettler said in a pre-trial hearing in New York last week that the case was “unfounded, infeasible, and potentially illegal.”