A choose within the US has denied a movement from attorneys for the Duke of York to halt proceedings in a civil lawsuit in opposition to the Queen’s son whereas a problem of the place his accuser lives is handled.
Earlier this week Andrew’s attorneys had referred to as for the case in opposition to the royal within the US to be stopped as a result of Virginia Giuffre is “truly domiciled in Australia”.
Ms Giuffre is suing Andrew for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was an adolescent.
However Choose Lewis Kaplan, in a ruling in New York dated December 31, denied Andrew’s attorneys’ request, stating that Ms Giuffre’s authorized group has beforehand obtained “at the least one complete request for paperwork referring to her domicile, to which responses are due, and have been promised, by January 14”.
The choose added that his ruling was being made “with out figuring out the advantage, or lack of advantage” of an assertion by Ms Giuffre’s group that Andrew’s attorneys’ movement was “a clear try to delay discovery into his personal paperwork and testimony”.
Ms Giuffre claims she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to have intercourse with Andrew, and was pictured with the royal and his pal Ghislaine Maxwell throughout the interval the alleged intercourse befell.
Ms Giuffre has alleged up to now she had intercourse with Andrew in London and New York when she was aged 17, a minor beneath US regulation, and once more aged 18 on a non-public Caribbean island owned by Epstein the place an orgy befell.
Andrew has denied all of the allegations.
Oral arguments by way of a video teleconference on the prince’s request to dismiss the case are scheduled for Monday within the US, the Related Press reported.
Maxwell, 60, was convicted within the US on Wednesday of serving to to entice susceptible youngsters to the properties of Epstein, her former boyfriend, for him to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004.
She was labelled “harmful” by the prosecution and faces the remainder of her life in jail.
Her friendship with Andrew has seen renewed scrutiny of Ms Giuffre’s civil declare for damages in opposition to the duke.
Andrew was photographed, for the primary time since Maxwell’s conviction, driving himself in a Vary Rover in direction of Windsor Fortress at lunchtime on Friday.