Prince Andrew hires Princeton-educated lawyer famed for making stars legal issues 'disappear' to fight claims he sexually assaulted Jeffrey Epstein 'victim' Virginia Roberts

Prince Andrew hires Princeton-educated lawyer famed for making stars legal issues 'disappear' to fight claims he sexually assaulted Jeffrey Epstein 'victim' Virginia Roberts



Prince Andrew has brought more expeirence to his legal team by hiring Princeton-educated female attorney as he prepares to fight the sexual assault lawsuit brought by a Jeffrey Epstein accuser, Virginia Roberts, who claims she was raped by the royal.



Court documents, filed on Thursday, September 30, and obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, revealed the Duke of York, who denies the claims made against him, has asked Melissa Lerner to join his team.



Lerner is from Los Angeles-based Lavley Singer - a top law firm known for making celebrities' legal problems disappear.



The same day, an attorney for Andrew's accuser Virginia Roberts said Epstein's estate had agreed to disclose the details of a secret settlement between her and Epstein, which the duke is arguing could protect him from liability.



This means, Andrew, 61, has finally recognized he had been served with the legal papers for the suit after repeated attempts to stall the process by first reportedly avoiding attempts by his accuser's legal team to serve him and then disputing the means of delivery.



Virginia Roberts, an alleged victim of convicted pedophile Epstein, filed a lawsuit against the Queen's son in federal court in Manhattan, New York, on August 9. She claims she was forced to have sex with the royal three times when she was 17 - under the age of consent in the US - after being recruited by the duke's friend Epstein.



Andrew has long denied the allegations and has not been charged with any crime.


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