Legal professionals for each side file their preliminary requests for witnesses as a part of the civil case filed in america.
Just lately launched paperwork present that the prince’s authorized group is looking for witness accounts from her husband, Robert Giuffre, and her psychologist, Judith Lightfoot, as a part of the civil case filed in america.
In the meantime, Giuffre’s attorneys are looking for witness accounts from the prince’s former assistant and a lady who claims to have seen him at a London nightclub along with her in the course of the time in query.
The lawsuit cleared a hurdle after a decide earlier this week refused Andrew’s request to have it dismissed.
Giuffre sued Andrew, 61, in August, saying she was coerced into sexual encounters with him in 2001 by financier Jeffrey Epstein and his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell. Giuffre mentioned she was sexually abused by Andrew at Maxwell’s London residence, at Epstein’s New York mansion and at Epstein’s property within the US Virgin Islands.
The prince has strenuously denied Giuffre’s allegations, telling the BBC in 2019 that intercourse with Giuffre “didn’t occur” and that he had “no recollection” of assembly her.
Just lately launched paperwork present that Andrew’s attorneys argue Giuffre “might undergo from false recollections”, and say she must be questioned in regards to the “concept of false recollections” together with different issues mentioned throughout her classes with Giuffre and any prescriptions she wrote for her.
Andrew’s attorneys need Robert Giuffre to be questioned in regards to the circumstances below which the couple met round 2002 and their family funds. They need the testimony from the 2, who’re each Australian residents, by April 29 or as quickly as potential after that.
Giuffre’s attorneys, in the meantime, have filed related requests for Andrew’s aspect. They need testimony from his former assistant Robert Olney, whose identify they are saying appeared in Epstein’s cellphone e book below “Duke of York”, which they are saying signifies he knew about Andrew’s journey to Epstein’s properties.
Her attorneys are additionally looking for testimony from Shukri Walker, who they are saying has been quoted in information reviews speaking about how she noticed Andrew on the London nightclub Tramp in the course of the interval in query with a younger girl who might need been Giuffre.