Prince Andrew Must Testify in Assault Suit Before July 14
(Bloomberg) -- Prince Andrew must answer questions under oath by July 14 in a New York lawsuit brought by a woman who claims the British royal sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Monday set the deadline for completing all depositions in the case, including for the prince, the woman who sued him and expert witnesses, court records show. The Manhattan federal judge said no additional parties could join the case after Dec. 15, 2021.
In her lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre claims Prince Andrew abused her after disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein “lent” her out to powerful men. Giuffre alleges she was sexually abused at Epstein’s home in New York, his private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite now in jail awaiting trial on charges she helped Epstein traffic underage girls for sex.
Andrew has denied the allegations.
Epstein was found dead in his jail cell in 2019 where he’d been awaiting trial in his own sex-trafficking case. Authorities later ruled it a suicide.
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