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Prince Andrew demands US jury trial in Virginia Giuffre case

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th January, 2022 10:25:47 AM
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Prince Andrew demands US jury trial in Virginia Giuffre case

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Lawyers for Prince Andrew have written to a US judge to demand a jury trial in a civil lawsuit brought by a woman who has accused him of sexual assault, BBC reported.

Virginia Giuffre, 38, alleges that he sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager at the homes of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

The Duke of York has consistently denied all the allegations against him.

Lisa Bloom, who represents a number of Maxwell's and Epstein's accusers, said Prince Andrew's request was "meaningless" as it was Ms Giuffre's constitutional right to have a jury trial if she asked for one.

In the court documents, filed on Wednesday, his legal team submitted a number of reasons why they believe the case should be dismissed.