New setback for Prince Andrew: New York Justice refused to annul the process for sexual abuse.
Judge Lewis Kapla denied the petition arguing that the Court did not have jurisdiction over the case.
A New York judge refused to annul the judicial process initiated against Prince Andrew of England, accused of child abuse by the Australian-American Virginia Giuffre, as the defense of the member of the British royal family had requested.
Judge Lewis Kaplan, of the Court of the southern district of New York, yesterday denied the petition in which it was argued that that Court did not have jurisdiction over the case since the plaintiff, alleged the lawyers of the Duke of York, does not reside in Colorado, as she has claimed, but in Australia.
In the latest decision, Kaplan estimates that Giuffre has submitted enough documents proving his residence in Colorado and demands a response from Prince Andrew's lawyers by next Tuesday, January 4.
For his part, Geoffrey's lawyers requested documents that prove "incompetent to sweat" that Elizabeth II's son denied as "alibi" that he knew the plaintiff, who The Duke of York sweated profusely in the interview. One of their meetings.
Giuffre, 38, says he was sexually trafficked by financier Jeffrey Epstein and his right-hand man, Ghislaine Maxwell.
As a result, she was abused by Prince Andrew when she was 17 years old in London, New York, and on an island. Private Epstein in the Caribbean.
The woman filed a civil lawsuit against the British prince last August in New York, under the Child Victims Law. An oral preview will be held on January 4, the first since Maxwell was found guilty. Of sex trafficking last Wednesday in a trial closely related to Giuffre's.
About Giuffre's lawsuit against Prince Andrew, it is also expected that following Monday, January 3, an out-of-court agreement will be made public that the plaintiff would have signed with Epstein and that, according to the defense, would exonerate the Duke of York from any responsibility.
The defense of Prince Andrew has long demanded that these agreements be made public because "it frees him (the prince) from any potential responsibility," the prince's legal representative, Andrew Brettler, told the New York court in a preliminary hearing on the 13th. Of September.