Lawyers for Prince Andrew stated in a court filing Tuesday that the suit from Virginia Giuffre, who is presently taking legal action against Andrew for claims of sexual assault in 2001 when she was 17, need to be tossed out since she has actually resided in Australia much of the last twenty years.

Andrew Brettler and Melissa Lerner composed that they discovered just recently that Giuffre has actually resided in Australia for 17 of the last 19 years, and for that reason must not have the ability to take legal action against Andrew in the United States while declaring to be a homeowner of Colorado when it can’t be verified she resided in the state considering that a minimum of 2019.

Last month, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan stated a trial might happen at some point in between September and December 2022.

Brettler and Lerner stated any development towards a trial, consisting of depositions of Andrew and Giuffre, ought to be stopped up until the court can definitively identify Giuffre’s home and if she must be enabled to submit a suit in the U.S.

” Even if Ms. Giuffre’s Australian residence might not be developed as early as October 2015, there can be no genuine disagreement that she was completely living there with an intent to stay there since 2019– still 2 years prior to she submitted this action versus Prince Andrew,” the legal representatives composed.

Giuffre submitted the match in August, declaring Andrew abused her several times in 2001.

In October, the defense stated the claim must be tossed out since they preserved Andrew’s innocence and implicated Giuffre of suing him “to attain another payday at his cost and at the cost of those closest to him.”

Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre, Sex Abuse Lawsuit
Britain’s Prince Andrew speaks throughout a tv interview at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, England, April 11,2021 A claim by an American who declares Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 may need to be thrown away since she no longer lives in the U.S., legal representatives for the Prince stated in a court filing Tuesday.
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The legal representatives acknowledged that Giuffre might well be a victim of sexual assault by investor Jeffrey Epstein, who eliminated himself in 2019 while waiting for a sex trafficking trial.

They asked the judge to buy Giuffre to react to written legal demands about her residency and send to a two-hour deposition on the concern.

The attorneys composed that Giuffre has an Australian chauffeur’s license and was residing in a $1.9 million house in Perth, Western Australia, where she has actually been raising 3 kids with her hubby, who is Australian.

They stated the timing of Giuffre’s registration to enact Colorado prior to submitting the claim versus the prince was “suspicious and seems a determined relocation in an effort to support her specious claim of citizenship in Colorado in spite of having actually transferred to Australia a minimum of a year (if not 4 years) previously.”

A message looking for remark from Giuffre to the current filing by the prince’s attorneys was sent out to a representative for her legal representatives by The Associated Press.

The Associated Press does not normally determine individuals who state they are victims of sexual attack unless they pick to come forward openly, as Giuffre has.

The Associated Press added to this report.

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