This is a major twist in the case that affects Prince Andrew. Wednesday January 26, 2022, the son of Elizabeth II demands a civil trial in New York. While he is accused of sexual assault, he continues to deny the facts in a loop. In a document made public by his lawyers and the federal court in Manhattan, we learn that “Prince Andrew hereby demands a trial by jury on all the grounds invoked in the civil complaint” filed in August 2021 by Virginia Giuffre, 38, who accuses him of having sexually assaulted her three times in 2001. “It just means that the case will be settled in court,” said relatives of the member of the royal family.
While for many months Prince Andrew had been doing everything possible to prevent a trial in this case, he decided to change his tune. However, the son of Elizabeth II hoped that the complaint filed against him would be dismissed. Because of this affair, Prince Andrew, 61, was stripped of any official role within the royal family. While he seems to be in the sights of his family, he probably wanted to be tried to prove to everyone that he is innocent.
BREAKING: Prince Andrew says he demands “a trial by jury on all causes of action asserted in [Virginia Giuffre’s] Complaint”. pic.twitter.com/u1qQlQAiE8
— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) January 26, 2022
Prince Andrew wants to prove he’s innocent
As a reminder, this case is linked to the Epstein file. Virginia Giuffre was a victim of the American billionaire, who committed suicide in prison while accused of sex trafficking. According to the words of the young woman, she would have been delivered to prince Andrew on the personal island of Jeffrey Epstein or in his mansion in New York.
Prince Andrew © Bruno Bebert