Looks like the royal family can’t sweep this scandal under the rug! According to reports, a judge in New York refused to throw out the sexual assault case against Prince Andrew after the Duke of York’s lawyers requested to have it shut down.
That means the Queen’s son has to either settle with accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre or deal with a trial in nine months, where a court will look into the claims that Giuffre was repeatedly forced to have sex with him when she was just 17 and was trafficked by his former friends, Jeffrey Epstein and convicted felon Ghislaine Maxwell.
If they can’t reach a settlement, the ninth in line to the throne could be interviewed by Giuffre’s lawyers in a videotaped deposition in London that might be played in court; however, Andrew can’t be forced to give evidence because this is a civil suit in a different legal jurisdiction. Related: Another Epstein Victim Comes Forward With Claims Against Prince Andrew The prince’s lawyers tried to argue that her case should have been thrown out because of a freshly-unsealed $500,000 settlement with Epstein.Read more on perezhilton.com