Prince Andrew: UK witness requested by civil case accuser

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Two witnesses in the UK will be required to testify on behalf of the lawyer representing the accused Prince Andrew. According to court papers

Virginia Giuffre and her legal team need Robert Olney to make a statement. Olney was the former assistant of Prince Charles.

The women also desire one from the woman who claims to have seen the royal in London with a young girl at the time that Ms Giuffre alleges she was abused in 2001.

Prince Andrew consistently refuted the claims made in the US civil case.

He tried to dismiss the case against Queen Elizabeth II’s second-born son at 61 years old, but was unsuccessful this week.

Judge Lewis Kaplan is in New York hearing the case and has ordered witnesses to give evidence by July 14th. A trial may take place later in the year.

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Now 38 years old, Ms Giuffre claims that Jeffrey Epstein, a late financier, trafficked her to have sexual relations with men.

David Boies, David’s lawyer in London requested that two people from the UK give evidence in her letters to the Royal Courts of Justice.

In requesting testimony from Mr Olney (the prince’s ex-equerry), Ms Giuffre stated that she believes he holds relevant information on Prince Andrews and convicted child sex offenders Epstein.

Lawyers claim that this is because the name of Mr Olney appears in Epstein’s public-access phone book.

Shukri Walker’s testimony is sought in another letter.

According to the documents, Ms Walker stated that she could have been a witness to Prince Andrew’s attendance at Tramp when Ms Giuffre claims the royal assaulted her in London. The documents note that Prince Andrew denied ever being at Tramp the night in question and has never met Ms Giuffre.

After Buckingham Palace had announced that on Thursday Prince Andrew’s royal titles and patronages were returned to her, this development is significant.

In a statement, the palace stated that “The Duke Of York will not continue to assume any public duties” and would defend this case as an individual citizen.

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Source: BBC.com

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