Prince Andrew hires high Hollywood lawyer to assist him struggle Epstein sufferer lawsuit
Prince Andrew has employed highly effective Hollywood lawyer Andrew B Brettler to symbolize him in a civil lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a girl when she was 17 years previous.
Prince Andrew was served with papers outlining allegations of sexual assault made by Viginia Giuffre who claims she was pressured to have intercourse with him whereas she was underage.
Prince Andrew vehemently denies the fees of sexual abuse.
The duke, 61, is reportedly looking for to have the civil case alleging he sexually assaulted Ms Giuffre thrown out on the grounds that doing so would quantity to accepting US jurisdiction within the case.
A pre-trial cellphone convention was resulting from happen within the Southern District of New York on Monday, the place Prince Andrew was not anticipated to seem.
His lawyer have been anticipated to argue that the authorized papers weren’t correctly served on him by Ms Giuffre’s representatives at his dwelling in Windsor over the weekend.
Ms Giuffre – beforehand Roberts – alleges she was pressured to have intercourse with the duke 3 times whereas she was being abused by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Mr Brettler is a senior associate with Lavely & Singer and has represented a number of celebrities accused of sexual assault, together with Armie Hammer and Danny Masterson of That 70s Present.
The Impartial has approached Mr Brettler for remark.
The lawsuit claims that “Prince Andrew deliberately dedicated battery by sexually assaulting plaintiff when she was a minor.
“On a number of events Prince Andrew deliberately touched (Roberts) in an offensive and sexual method with out her consent.”
Prince Andrew can be being represented by Blackfords within the case.
In a leaked letter obtained byABC Information, Blackfords lawyer Gary Bloxsome mentioned that “[Giuffre’s lawyers] have made a number of public, certainly well-publicised, makes an attempt at irregular service of those proceedings on this jurisdiction, in at the least one case accompanied by a media consultant.”
Within the 6 September letter, he added: “These have included tried private service of our consumer at his dwelling, the instruction of a personal course of server, and makes an attempt to e mail the proceedings not solely to this agency, however to barristers (who usually are not authorised to conduct litigation) who’re recognized to have acted for the Duke.”
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