Epstein plaintiffs’ sex abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew can go ahead, judge rules – Action News Now

A Manhattan court has approved Virginia Giuffre’s sexual assault case against Britain’s Prince Andrew. Lawyers for the prince had tried to dismiss the case as a result of the settlement between Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Kaplan ruled Wednesday that Giuffre’s civil case against Andrew can go ahead.

Giuffre claims late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his recently convicted girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked her to the Duke of York for sex on three separate occasions when she was 17.

Earlier this month, the prince’s legal team pressured Kaplan to have the case dismissed after news broke that Epstein paid Giuffre $500,000 in a 2009 settlement in which she agreed not to sue Anyone associated with a convicted pedophile who may be “Potential defendants.”

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