Prince Andrew seeks dismissal of accuser's 'baseless' and 'frivolous' civil lawsuit in New York

Prince Andrew seeks dismissal of accuser's 'baseless' and 'frivolous' civil lawsuit in New York



Prince Andrew's lawyers in the US have asked a judge to dismiss his accuser Virginia Giuffre's civil lawsuit.



Ms Giuffre has accused the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was 17, more than 20 years ago.



In court filings, the duke said he "unequivocally denies" sexually abusing or assaulting her.



His request was filed on Friday with the US District Court in Manhattan.



In court documents seen by Sky News, Prince Andrew states the lawsuit should be dismissed because Ms Giuffre failed to "state a claim warranting relief" and has asked the court to hold oral arguments on his application.



The document, signed by lawyer Andrew Brettler, said: "Accusing a member of the world's best known royal family of serious misconduct has helped Giuffre create a media frenzy online and in the traditional press.



"It is unfortunate, but undeniable, that sensationalism and innuendo have prevailed over the truth.



"Giuffre has initiated this baseless lawsuit against Prince Andrew to achieve another payday at his expense and at the expense of those closest to him. Epstein's abuse of Giuffre does not justify her public campaign against Prince Andrew."



The documents also accused Ms Giuffre of profiting from her "allegations against Epstein and others by selling stories and photographs to the press and entering secret agreements to resolve her claims".



"Most people could only dream of obtaining the sums of money that Giuffre has secured for herself over the years," the documents said.Latest Post
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