Prince Andrew Sued By Virginia Giuffre in Connection with Jeffrey Epstein Case

One of Jeffrey Epstein’s most prominent alleged victims has filed a long-anticipated lawsuit against the United Kingdom’s Prince Andrew, accusing the 61-year-old royal of sexually abusing her in three locations around the world.

In a complaint filed in New York federal court on Monday, Virginia Giuffre claims the prince “committed sexual assault and battery” against her when she was 17, causing “severe and lasting” damage. The blockbuster allegations first surfaced in Giuffre’s civil litigation some six years ago accusing Ghislaine Maxwell of turning her into a “sex slave” for the wealthy and powerful, including the British prince. Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, claims that the prince abused her in Epstein’s New York mansion as well as two other homes owned by the pedophile billionaire.

According to the lawsuit, the prince sexually assaulted Giuffre in three different locales when she was a “child.” The first set of allegations produced a photograph which has long embarrassed Prince Andrew, taken at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London home. “During this encounter, Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew forced Plaintiff, a child, to have sexual intercourse with Prince Andrew against her will,” the complaint states. Represented by attorney David Boies, Giuffre’s lawsuit has two counts against the prince: battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

“During this encounter, Maxwell forced Plaintiff, a child, and another victim to sit on Prince Andrew’s lap as Prince Andrew touched her,” the complaint states. “During his visit to New York, Prince Andrew forced Plaintiff to engage in sex acts against her will.” Giuffre claims that the third alleged assault took place on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Little St. James, which also reportedly earned the reputation as “Pedophile Island.”

In 2015, Giuffre sued Maxwell in the Southern District of New York for defamation, after Maxwell denied having trafficked her. According to the lawsuit, the prince emailed Maxwell that year, writing: “Let me know when we can talk. Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts.”

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Portrait of, from left, American real estate developer Donald Trump, his girlfriend (and future wife), former model Melania Knauss, and British Prince Andrew, Duke of York, as they pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)
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From left, American real estate developer Donald Trump and his girlfriend (and future wife), former model Melania Knauss, financier (and future convicted sex offender) Jeffrey Epstein, and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pose together at the Mar-a-Lago club, Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2000. (Photo by Davidoff Studios/Getty Images)

The new complaint against Prince Andrew states that the prince and his counsel “have also refused to cooperate with counsel for the victims of Epstein’s sex trafficking who have repeatedly asked for a meeting or telephone call with Prince Andrew and/or his representatives to enable him to provide whatever facts, context, or explanation he might have, and to explore alternative dispute resolution approaches.” The complaint also states that “Prince Andrew and his representatives have rejected all such requests, and responded by escalating their vile and baseless attacks on Plaintiff and others.”

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