This now goes beyond accusations. For several months, Virginia Giuffre, née Roberts, claims to have been the victim of sexual abuse by Prince Andrew. While she was a minor, and was sexually exploited by Jeffrey Epstein within his vast sex trafficking, she multiplied the testimonies to express having had non-consensual sex with the son of Elizabeth II during several trips while she was with the billionaire who killed himself in prison in 2019. But after the interviews, the testimonies, Virginia Giuffre concretizes more than ever her desire for justice after having officially filed a complaint Monday, August 9 in New York against the duke from York.
The complaint, viewed by People, asserts that Prince Andrew is “one of the powerful men” to whom Virginia Giuffre was “handed over for sexual purposes”, on three occasions between 1999 and 2002, when she was born ‘was only 16 years old. “I hold Prince Andrew responsible for what he did to me. The powerful and the rich are not exempt from being held accountable for their actions. I hope other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to recover his life by speaking out and demanding justice “, she thus expressed in her complaint, adding that this decision had not been” taken lightly ” , given his family background.
What will Prince Andrew’s trial be based on?
Now married, and mother, Virginia Giuffre is ready for this “action [subject] to further attacks from Prince Andrew and his surrogates.” “But I knew if I did not continue this action, I would drop them and the victims everywhere,” she added. A complaint that comes after Prince Andrew decided to ignore the “amicable settlement offers” sent by David Bois, Virginia Giuffre’s lawyer, who had only one week left to bring a civil action “under the New York Child Victims Act,” says People. The trial him, “will be based on the fact that she would have been loaned to Prince Andrew for sex by Jeffrey Epstein and that she was under 18 years old,” says the lawyer, who specifies that this will include in particular ” inappropriate sexual violations, physical and emotional distress “. This is news that remains to be another terrible blow for the monarchy, from which Prince Andrew was ousted in 2019.
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