12 Jan 2022

Prince Andrew fails to stop US sexual abuse civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre

Washington Correspondent

Prince Andrew has long denied accusations he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was 17, and had tried to use a settlement she reached years ago with the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to stop a civil case before it started.

The prince’s hopes were dashed today by a New York judge.

A civil trial will be humiliating for the Duke of York, and for his family.

But if he settles out of court who will pay the bill?