PRINCE ANDREW DOES NOT HAVE DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY OVER SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT
PRINCE Andrew does not have diplomatic immunity that could protect him from a sex abuse lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
The 61-year-old is facing a new wave of trouble over his links to the disgraced paedo financier – and its believed his status as a Royal will not be able to help him.
It is the first time he has been subject to litigation over the allegations that Roberts, then 17, was forced to have sex with him after being trafficked by Epstein and his alleged “madam” Ghislaine Maxwell.
Andrew fiercely denies any allegations, says he has no memory of even meeting Roberts, and has said he had no suspicions of Epstein’s wrongdoing during their friendship.
Roberts’ new 15-page lawsuit – which is pursuing substantial damages over her allegations – is reopening the case to scrutiny as she claims she was “lent out for sexual purposes” and “compelled” to have sex with Andrew.
Her legal team argue she was a “frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her” when she was allegedly abused by Andrew, saying “no person, whether President or Prince, is above the law”.
It is believed that the Duke of York will not be able to invoke the special diplomatic immunity which is enjoyed by his mum, The Queen.
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