Prince Andrew accused of sexual abuse: this status that his lawyers want to exploit to exonerate him

The complaint against Prince Andrew soon dismissed? On August 9, Virginia Giuffre filed a complaint for sexual abuse against the son of Elizabeth II, to whom she claims to have been “loaned for sexual purposes” by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 and was part of the network. billionaire sex slaves. While the Duke of York has always denied the accusations of sexual assault, and even made it clear that he never met the now 38-year-old mother, the noose could soon tighten on him, while a former collaborator of Jeffrey Epstein said he was ready to testify against him in the context of a lawsuit. That his lawyers are now taking care to avoid.

Urgently called to Balmoral to Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew has been discussing for several days with the Queen and her advisers to find the best way to respond to this complaint, and thus try to “save the last crumb of his reputation” that He still has. And his lawyers would have found a solution: to cancel the trial by resorting to diplomatic immunity. “If the Duke gets involved in the case, his legal team will undoubtedly file a motion to dismiss the complaint on many different grounds. Of course, they would claim diplomatic immunity. They would have a strong case,” Spencer Kuvin, who represents several of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, told the Mirror.

Is Prince Andrew protected by royal statute?

The only downside, however, with this argument: unlike Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew does not have diplomatic immunity, and this because he is not a Head of State unlike the Queen. Neither his status as Prince, Royal Highness or Duke of York will change this point, thus making him fully available to justice. However, being a British national living in the United Kingdom, the father of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice has no obligation to go and testify in a court in New York in connection with this case, since American law only applies ‘in the USA. No question either of an extradition for this case brought to civil and not to criminal. Only this last point could deprive the Duke of York once and for all of the statutes which protect him.

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