Virginia Roberts Giuffre will likely file a civil suit against Prince Andrew in the US

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts **FILE PHOTOS**

Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial starts in November. It was pushed back because of the pandemic and a million other things – it was originally supposed to start in July. The lawyers are already bickering and one of Ghislaine’s attorneys is trying to taint the jury pool. While Prince Andrew is not supposed to be called as a witness (or a co-defendent) in Maxwell’s human trafficking trial, many believe that more sh-t will come out about Andrew during the trial. And if nothing else, the trial will draw even more attention to the facts that Andrew has refused to speak to the FBI (after promising to do so) and that his victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, is still trying to get justice for herself and the other women who were trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Reportedly, Virginia will likely file a lawsuit against Prince Andrew in American court:

Prince Andrew could be sued in an American court by his accuser Virginia Roberts, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Ms Roberts, who claims she was forced to have sex with the Prince by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein when she was just 17, could file a multi-million-pound civil action in New York as early as this week.

Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, her lawyer David Boies said the bombshell lawsuit ‘would be based on her being lent out to Prince Andrew for sex by Jeffrey Epstein and [her] being under 18′. He added the suit would include claims of ‘improper sexual violations, physical and emotional distress’ and would include a claim for damages. To use a common phrase here in the United States, ‘Time’s up.’ ‘

The Duke of York has always vehemently denied all charges made by Ms Roberts.

The filing of a civil action against the Duke in America is certain to cause huge embarrassment for the Royal family as lawyers will seek to question him under oath about his sex life. He could also be forced to hand over texts, emails and private letters.

A defamation suit, filed by Ms Roberts in 2015 against Ghislaine Maxwell, ended in a settlement – but deeply embarrassing depositions in which Ms Maxwell discussed her sex life were made public last year.

A source said: ‘This could be devastating for Andrew. If he chooses to fight it and is deposed [forced to give evidence], then those depositions could end up being made public. If he ignores it, he could be found guilty in absentia which would be a public relations disaster.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I don’t believe Andrew has left the UK since the summer or fall of 2019. He doesn’t want to travel internationally in case he’s picked up for questioning or flat-out arrested. Which probably wouldn’t even happen, but it’s interesting that he’s sticking very close to mummy just in case. My point is that I think Virginia probably will sue him but he won’t actually respond to it and he’ll just stay in the UK and send a lawyer to stonewall and whatever. I admire Virginia and Epstein’s other victims so much for continuing to hold people accountable and pressing these issues.

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  1. SarahCS says:

    Good. I have so much admiration for this woman and her tenacity.

    • Chic says:

      Even if he does not respond to,suit, a judgement will be entered which is an automatic win. Best of all, Andrew will never be able to leave UK because judgment can be served anywhere ( Imthink). Her tenacity definitely won! Sure these pictures will pop up during trial too.

      • GraceB says:

        I hope that’s the case. No idea how this works but even the pressure of it actually happening, has to be a good thing. The fact he isn’t cooperating at all is so insulting and hurtful to the victims.

        I read a different story in reverse recently, where a US women killed a young man in a car accident in the UK. She claimed diplomatic immunity because her husband worked for the US government and fled back to the US but the young mans family are still pursuing it through the courts. It seems as though there won’t be much they can do but somehow it still feels better than doing nothing.

  2. Scorpion says:

    I hope all of his victims do a class action law suit and suit the slippery mofo….

  3. Becks1 says:

    GOOD FOR HER. It might not go anywhere, but it’s going to make his life a lot harder and I’m all for that.

    I can’t imagine being trafficked and abused like she was, and then seeing your abuser waltzing around palaces and balls and living this swanky lifestyle etc.

  4. Merricat says:

    “What about Andrew?” This should be the question on every newsperson’s lips when dealing with the royal family. It should be the question that people keep asking.
    I hope Virginia and America continue to ask. Convict in absentia.

    • Christine says:

      Agreed. Do the royals have diplomatic immunity in the U.S., like all the ambassadors from whatever country, and their immediate family? A question I never thought I would have to ask…

  5. Amy Bee says:

    I hope she’s successful, she deserves justice.

  6. Cessily says:

    This is going to bring down a lot of people.. I just hope he is one of them. Virginia Roberts and all the victims deserve justice.

  7. Pao says:

    Good for her! And the fact that they point out that him handing over texts would be a bad thing is already damaging

  8. Layla says:

    “The Duke of York has always vehemently denied all charges made by Ms Roberts”

    You mean this? “I….I…I….I… couldn’t have been there at the…at the…the… time because I..I… remember being in a.. in a pizza express in.. in Woking”

    “Vehemently denied all charges” was the stuttering to put two lies together.
    Could you imagine if he had to defend him self in court
    “Your honour, my client couldn’t possibly have committed this crime because it is a know fact that he does not sweat”

  9. My3cents says:

    Good. Timesup for the monarchy as well.

  10. iforget says:

    Godspeed Virginia. We’re rooting for you <3

  11. Sofia says:

    I also admire Virginia’s strength in her attempts to hold the man accountable. It’s going to be tough and she may not win but as the source says (can’t believe I’m agreeing with a Mail source), it’ll make life for Andrew difficult no matter what

  12. lemonylips says:

    Call me crazy but all these Fergie stories saying how great of a dude Andrew is seemed a little bit too much for me, at the same time as husbands of their daughters were being portrayed shady…maybe I didn’t follow it all enough but I do hope Virginia gets justice. It’s amazing how much strength and will she has.

  13. Lexilla says:

    I’m honestly curious why Boies would give this exclusive to the Daily Fail?

    • MipMip says:

      I think it’s strategic. It’s notable that they went straight to a UK outlet and The Daily Fail is like the UK tabloid of record for royal news- for better or worse. Going straight to them may have a more incendiary effect on Andrew and the RF than going to Page Six or the Mirror, Sun etc.

      ETA: It is also probably strategic on the DMs part. They’ve been tugging at the RF’s leashes for awhile now. This seems like an escalation- a big warning shot to the RF from the BM.

  14. Princess Peach says:

    David Boies is one of the greatest lawyers of his generation. So hopefully that means she has some sort of shot at justice.

  15. Harper says:

    I believe a statute of limitations expires this week for Virginia in regards to her abuse at the hands of Prince Andrew here in the U.S. It seems that Boies is going to use every legal option available to make life very uncomfortable for these white male abusers. And unluckily for Andrew, denying access to William and Kate won’t be enough to deter Boies from going after Andrew here.

  16. Robin says:

    Let’s hope he’s sweating with fear.

  17. Jaded says:

    Either way you look at it, Andrew is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. If he refuses to cooperate with the civil suit they will go after him in absentia, thereby revealing a whole lot more information about his (alledged) sexual abuse of Virginia. If he does fight back he will once again shoot himself in the foot by perjuring himself and attract even more attention to his (alleged) crimes. This comes at a time when, heading into Ghislaine Maxwell’s November trial, he might try to throw her under the bus which may lead to some retaliation from her side, thereby putting his behavior under an even harsher public light.

    He truly is f*cked without a kiss and either way he’s going to have to pony up millions in damages, which shows that no matter what he says he is guilty.

  18. Capepopsie says:

    Well she just has! Let justice prevail!

  19. Grant says:

    She filed suit! Go Virginia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!