The Duke of York has hired Hollywood’s top lawyer, Andrew Brettler, who was known to have previously represented several prominent celebrities accused of sexual assault.
Brettler, a Hollywood lawyer hired to represent Prince Andrew in a civil lawsuit filed by Virginia Jufre, faced allegations of co-eating fetishism and has been in a relationship for the past four years. The year also represented actor Armie Hammer, who was accused of sexually and physically abusing women. Mr Hammer denied the claim.
Ms. Jufre accuses Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her as a teenager. The Duke of York has denied the charges.
Based in Los Angeles, Brettler attended Ratgers Business School from 1995 to 1999, then Brooklyn Law School, and graduated in 2005.
Lawyers, now Lavely & Singer’s senior partners, include director Bryan Singer, who was accused of sexually assaulting a minor, comedian Chris Delia, who was accused of seeking child pornography by a 17-year-old girl, and Danny Masterson. That 70’s show You will be on trial with three counts of rape. All three denied the accusation.
Brettler also represented singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women in 2019.
He was named one of the Hollywood Reporter’s Top 100 “Power Lawyers” in 2021 and has made a lot of voice about the Me Too movement, telling his May publication., There was a “hypothesis of fraud based solely on accusations, even anonymous accusations.”
He is currently working closely with Andrew’s UK-based legal team, led by Gary Bloxsome, a Blackfords law firm.
A Duke’s lawyer told a US court at a pretrial hearing on Monday night that allegations of sexual assault against him were “unfounded, infeasible, and potentially illegal.”
He defended the Prince’s candid defense in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, saying, “I believe this is an unfounded, infeasible, and potentially illegal proceeding filed by the plaintiff against the Duke. There are. “