What happened between Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew?

What happened between Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew?
Virginia Giuffre (Source: Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • Virginia Giuffre accused Prince Andrew of sexually assaulting her
  • She filed for a lawsuit that cites New York’s Child Victims Act 
  • Andrew has denied the allegations against him

Virginia Giuffre who was an accuser on the case of the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew in London and New York. She has filed for a lawsuit that cites New York’s Child Victims Act which expanded victim’s right to sue alleged abusers.

Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew
Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew (Source: Metro)

When Virginia had claimed in 2019 that she was assaulted by Prince. But Prince Andrew denied the allegations saying that it never happened. He said,

“It didn’t happen. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened. I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever. Also, I continue to unequivocally regret my ill-judged association with Jeffrey Epstein.”

Virginia added,

“His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathise with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure. I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives. Of course, I am willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required.”

Prince Andrew's accuser Virginia Giuffre
Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre (Source: BBC)

Also read Did Prince Andrew sexually assault the then-teenager Virginia Giuffre? Virginia has accused him of it!

More on the case

Also, the recent complaint filed against Prince Andrew alleged that the duke and his representatives have rejected requests to provide whatever facts, context, or explanation he might have, and to explore alternative dispute resolution approaches. As per the lawsuit filed the duke sexually abused Virginia at the London home of Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, and at Epstein’s home in Manhattan and Little St James in the US Virgin Islands.

Likewise, the New York State’s Child Victims Act was described by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2019 as a landmark ‘pathway to justice’ for people who allege they were abused when under-age and was intended to help ‘right wrongs that went unacknowledged and unpunished.

Prince Andrew accused of sexual assault
Prince Andrew accused of sexual assault (Source: Reuters)

Also, the law was passed in 2019 which allowed cases to be filed for allegations that were time-barred or expired during a one-year period. Furthermore, the law extended to August 14 in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also read Controversial Life of Jeffrey Epstein With More Accusation; 20 Years Of Friendship with Prince Andrew!

Short bio on Virginia Giuffre

Virginia Giuffre is an American advocate. In January 2015 she accused Jeffery Epstein, an American Finance of sexual assault.

She further alleged that he and the British socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell had trafficked her to several people including Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz, retired Harvard Law Professor. Read more bio…