Virginia Giuffre seeks depositions from Prince Andrew’s former assistant

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Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre should depose two UK residents in her intercourse abuse swimsuit, together with His Royal Lowness’ former assistant who may have “related info” concerning the connection with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. 

In a Friday court docket docket docket submitting, Giuffre’s attorneys requested British authorities enable them to depose the assistant, Robert Olney, together with an individual named Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen Prince Andrew with a youthful woman at a nightclub in London all through the time Giuffre claims she was abused by him. 

The submitting doesn’t request depositions from anybody contained in the royal household or Andrew himself. A spokesperson for Giuffre’s attorneys didn’t instantly reply when requested throughout the event that they minted to depose completely totally different UK residents contained in the swimsuit. 

Olney is listed in Epstein’s notorious “black e book,” principal Giuffre’s attorneys to consider he may have acknowledged Giuffre all by his employment with Andrew. 

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Andrew, 61, has claimed he doesn’t recall ever meeting Giuffre. 

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On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth stripped the prince of his navy and royal titles as data that the swimsuit would change ahead made waves contained in the UK. 

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Lawyer David Boies arrives collectively alongside along with his shopper Virginia Giuffre for a listening to contained in the felony case within the course of Jeffrey Epstein.
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“With The Queen’s approval and settlement, The Duke of York’s navy affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen,” Buckingham Palace talked about of the 61-year-old prince.

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In a proposed letter that explains what they’re looking for from a deposition with Olney, Giuffre’s attorneys wrote: “any communications with or concerning Plaintiff, as Defendant claims he has by no means met Plaintiff and by no means sexually abused her.” 

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The authorised workforce is looking for testimony from Walker due to she has claimed she noticed Andrew inside Tramp Nightclub with a youthful lady all through the equal time Giuffre claims she was abused by the royal after visiting the nightspot. 

“As a result of Prince Andrew has denied ever assembly Plaintiff or being at Tramp Nightclub through the related time interval, Ms. Walker’s testimony is very related,” lawyer Sigrid McCawley wrote. 

Giuffre claims contained in the swimsuit that Andrew sexually abused her 3 situations when she was a teen and had fallen beneath the thumb of Epstein and his convicted cohort, Ghislaine Maxwell. 

Giuffre claims contained in the swimsuit that Prince Andrew sexually abused her 3 situations when she was a teen.
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Jeffrey Epstein
Andrew’s lawyer tried to have Giuffre barred from bringing a swimsuit within the course of the Britain prince by way of a 2009 settlement settlement between Epstein and Giuffre.
AP / New York State Intercourse Offender Registry

The prince had intercourse collectively alongside together with her in London, New York and on Epstein’s non-public Carribean island, the swimsuit alleges. Andrew has repeatedly denied the allegations. 

The proposed depositions are the newest enchancment contained in the bombshell civil lawsuit filed contained in the Southern District of New York. 

Earlier this week, Choose Lewis Kaplan dominated the swimsuit might change ahead after Andrew’s attorneys had requested or not it’s dismissed on pretty a few grounds. 

In a listening to earlier this month, Andrew’s lawyer argued a settlement settlement inked between Giuffre and Epstein in 2009 barred her from bringing a swimsuit within the course of him. 

The settlement settlement barred authorised motion within the course of “different potential defendants” – however the language was far too obscure and ambiguous to dismiss the case, the choose dominated. 

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