Legal professionals for the lady accusing Prince Andrew of sexual assault have requested permission to interview two potential witnesses within the UK.
One is a lady who allegedly noticed the royal “with a younger woman” at Tramp nightclub in London, whereas the opposite is a former assistant of the prince’s whose identify appeared in convicted intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein’s “black e book”, in keeping with the court docket request.
Virginia Giuffre’s legal professionals have written to Decide Lewis Kaplan, who rejected Prince Andrew’s try to have the sexual assault lawsuit towards him thrown out earlier this week.
The request seeks testimony from Shukri Walker, who “claims to have seen Prince Andrew at Tramp Nightclub in London”.
The letter says that Ms Walker allegedly noticed Andrew “with a younger woman across the time that Plaintiff contends Prince Andrew abused her in London after visiting Tramp Nightclub.”
It continues: “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.”
A second attachment asks for testimony from Robert Olney, mentioned to be the prince’s former equerry, or assistant.
It says: “Plaintiff has motive to consider that Mr Olney has related details about Prince Andrew’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, as Mr Olney’s identify seems in publicly out there copies of Epstein’s cellphone e book (or “Black E-book”).”
In each circumstances, Ms Giuffre’s legal professionals “search the permission of the Senior Grasp of the Royal Courts of London” to conduct a “deposition” – sworn, out of court docket testimony.
Letters later appeared from Decide Kaplan, displaying that he had complied.
Earlier, there have been requires Prince Andrew to lose his police safety and his dukedom whereas he awaits a civil trial, accused of sexual assault.
After the Queen eliminated his army titles and royal patronages, the Labour MP for York Central, Rachael Maskell, tweeted that it was “untenable” for him to “cling on to his title one other day longer”.
Prince Charles was approached by Sky Information in Scotland however the inheritor to the throne refused to remark.
Prince Andrew has strenuously denied the allegations towards him.