Prince Andrew’s attorneys will be capable of entry a settlement settlement reached between his accuser and Jeffrey Epstein which the Duke’s authorized workforce consider might nullify the civil sexual assault case in opposition to him.
Andrew B Brettler, who represents the Duke of York, had argued at a earlier listening to that Virginia Giuffre – who’s suing the Queen’s son for alleged sexual assault – had entered right into a “settlement settlement” which might finish her present lawsuit.
Ms Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies was on Wednesday granted permission by Decide Loretta Preska to produce the Duke’s authorized workforce with the beforehand sealed doc, however the legal professional believes it’s “irrelevant to the case in opposition to Prince Andrew”.
Throughout the first pre-trial listening to of the case final month, the Duke’s lawyer mentioned: “There was a settlement settlement that the plaintiff has entered into in a previous motion that releases the Duke and others from any and all potential legal responsibility.”
Mr Brettler was referring to the 2009 settlement between Ms Giuffre and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein of a Florida state case to which the Duke was not a celebration.
Ms Giuffre is suing the Duke for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a youngster. She claims she was trafficked by Epstein, the Duke’s former buddy, to have intercourse with the Duke when she was aged 17 and a minor underneath US regulation.
The Duke has denied all of the allegations.
It got here because it emerged that Sarah, Duchess of York, will avoid questions about the Duke at a promotional ebook pageant occasion on Thursday, after Henley Literary Pageant requested its viewers to submit questions for the Duchess prematurely.
A supply mentioned: “She doesn’t draw back from questions on any topic, however this can be a literary pageant and the publishers are eager to maintain the concentrate on the ebook.”