Lawyers release photos of papers telling Prince Andrew about sexual assault case

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Prince Andrew at the Royal Chapel of All Saints (REUTERS)
Prince Andrew at the Royal Chapel of All Saints (REUTERS)

Photographs apparently showing papers informing Prince Andrew about a sexual assault case in the US have been released by lawyers.

Virginia Giuffre is seeking unspecified damages as she sues the Queen’s son for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager in a civil case brought against the royal in the US.

Prince Andrew has vehemently denied the accusations brought against him.

In the latest development, pictures have surfaced showing a large white envelope addressed to the duke being put into a Royal Mail postbox.

It was dated on September 9.

Pictures have surfaced showing a large white envelope addressed to the duke being put into a Royal Mail postbox (Boies Schiller Flexner/HANDOUT)
Pictures have surfaced showing a large white envelope addressed to the duke being put into a Royal Mail postbox (Boies Schiller Flexner/HANDOUT)

An employee from the London office of Boies Schiller Flexner apparently posted the documents, reported The Sun.

It comes after a US judge ruled Prince Andrew can request the unsealing of a 2009 settlement agreement his lawyer claims protects him from a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a teenager two decades ago.

Manhattan Judge Loretta Preska said in a written order the Duke of York can seek the information to support arguments the agreement between Ms Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein disallows her action against the prince.

Epstein, 66, took his own life in his cell in a Manhattan prison in August 2019 as he waited for a sex trafficking trial.

“The court notes that parties who have standing and perhaps Prince Andrew, who has not been heard from, may seek to lift the protective order for valid reasons,” Judge Preska said.

Attorney Andrew Brettler, representing the prince, told a judge on Monday he believes the settlement agreement “absolves our client from any and all liability” in the case brought against him by Ms Giuffre.

The High Court has given Prince Andrew seven days to challenge it over the decision to begin notifying Andrew about the US civil sex case against him.

The High Court in London accepted a request by Ms Giuffe’s lawyers to formally contact Andrew about the legal proceedings launched in the US.

The High Court said in a statement: “Lawyers for Prince Andrew have indicated that they may seek to challenge the decision of the High Court to recognise the validity of the Hague Convention request for service made by Ms Giuffre’s lawyers.

“The High Court has directed that any challenge must be made by close of business on September 24.”

The Standard has reached out to Prince Andrew’s representatives for further comment.

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