NEW YORK – A United States judge on Thursday arranged a Jan. 4, 2022 hearing where legal representatives for Britain’s Prince Andrew are anticipated to argue for a termination of Virginia Giuffre’s claim implicating the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was under 18.
United States District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan provided the scheduling order one day after stating he anticipated Giuffre’s civil case to go to trial in between September and December 2022, supplied it is not settled or dismissed.
Giuffre, 38, took legal action against Andrew for undefined damages in August.
She implicated Queen Elizabeth’s 2nd kid of requiring her to make love more than twenty years earlier at the London house of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, and abusing her at 2 houses coming from investor Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew, 61, has actually rejected Giuffre’s claims, and implicated her of attempting to benefit from allegations versus Epstein, who Giuffre states likewise mistreated her, and individuals who understood him. The prince has actually not been charged with criminal offenses.
Epstein eliminated himself in a Manhattan prison in August 2019 while waiting for trial on sex trafficking charges. A medical inspector called his death a suicide.
Maxwell has actually pleaded innocent to criminal charges she assisted hire and groom minor women for Epstein to abuse. Her trial starts on Nov.29 — Reuters