5 questions on Prince Andrew sex abuse allegations – and what if he refuses to answer
Accuser Virginia Giuffre this week alleged she had feared for her life if she had refused to have sex with Andrew “against her will”
Prince Andre is being sued by an alleged victim of Jeffrey Epstein (Image: 2016 Getty Images)
ByChristopher BucktinUnited States Editor
- 22:38, 10 Aug 2021
- UPDATED07:59, 11 Aug 2021
Prince Andrew is being sued in New York amid claims a 17-year-old was “loaned” to him by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and Epstein’s alleged “recruiter” Ghislaine Maxwell.
Accuser Virginia Giuffre this week alleged she had feared for her life if she had refused to have sex with Andrew, “against her will”.
Royal watchers say the Duke now has little hope of returning to public duties and may even be stripped of his HRH title.
Tonight Andrew arrived at Balmoral with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, to visit the Queen who is there on her summer break. The Prince drove his Range Rover through the entrance to his mother’s estate just after 6pm.
New York’s Southern District Court signed off on a summons giving Andrew 21 days to respond once he had been served with Giuffre’s lawsuit.
It warned him: “If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded.”