Prince Andrew is going through a high-profile trial in New York after a decide refused to throw out a civil case over allegations he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 years previous.
His authorized crew had argued that Giuffre had waived her proper to sue him beneath a earlier settlement she made with the convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein. However the decide dominated the settlement didn’t unambiguously cowl Prince Andrew. He denies all of the accusations made towards him by Giuffre and has stated he has no recollection of ever assembly her.
The decide’s ruling leaves the prince with few good choices, says the Guardian’s Edward Helmore in New York. He tells Nosheen Iqbal that Andrew now should determine whether or not to try to settle the case out of courtroom or proceed down a path to a trial later this yr. The latter possibility would imply a deposition beneath oath – probably giving oral proof – throughout which he might be questioned on extremely private issues.