By mid-July next year, the testimonies under oath in the trial of Britain’s Prince Andrew for sexual abuse. An American judge has decided that.
Both the prince and the American Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of sexual abuse, must answer questions under oath. That must happen on or before July 14, said New York Southern District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The lawyers of both parties signed the judge’s order for the planning.
Giuffre blames Prince Andrew for sexually assaulting her around twenty years ago as a seventeen-year-old. The complaint is connected to the abuse scandal nearby American multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who has meanwhile died.
Giuffre speaks she was used as a sex slave end to end with dozens of other teenagers by Epstein and his ex-partner Ghislaine Maxwell. Moreover, Prince Andrew, 61, has been below fire for years for his relationship with Epstein. The prince no longer executes public functions. He repudiates the allegations.