What happened between Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew?
- 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.
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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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…