Prince Andrew’s attorneys acknowledge he has been served with US courtroom papers in joint submitting
The proposed stipulation, filed in settlement and electronically signed by attorneys for each events, has but to be signed by a decide.
Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, is being sued in New York by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says he had intercourse together with her when she was 17. Andrew has denied comparable allegations from Giuffre previously.
The stipulation proposes the service of course of on the duke be deemed efficient September 21, in accordance with the submitting. The duke has till the prolonged date of October 29 to file and serve a response.
It additional stipulates a beforehand set briefing schedule together with an October 13 oral argument date has been vacated. The settlement is topic to approval by the courtroom.
Andrew’s workforce had beforehand stated that he had not been correctly served discover of proceedings, regardless of Giuffre’s authorized workforce saying papers have been served on the prince’s residence in Windsor, England.
Giuffre says that the assaults occurred in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands, that Andrew was conscious that she was a minor (17) when it began, and that she had been trafficked by the late intercourse offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew, 61, has persistently denied the claims, telling the BBC in 2019: “It did not occur. I can completely categorically inform you it by no means occurred. I’ve no recollection of ever assembly this woman, none in any way.”
Brettler, his lawyer, has known as the case “baseless, non-viable (and) probably illegal.”
His attorneys additionally say a 2009 settlement between Giuffre and Epstein launched the duke from “any and all legal responsibility.” That continues to be sealed.