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Prince Andrew's bid to dismiss sex abuse accuser's lawsuit rejected by US judge

The judge said it was premature to assess Andrew's efforts to "cast doubt" on those claims

👤 Srimathi Sridharan14 Jan 2022 1:26 PM GMT
Prince Andrews bid to dismiss sex abuse accusers lawsuit rejected by US judge
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Manhattan: In a decision made public on Wednesday, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said Giuffre, 38, could pursue claims that Andrew battered her and intentionally caused her emotional distress while the late financier Jeffrey Epstein was trafficking her.

The Manhattan judge said it was premature to assess Andrew's efforts to "cast doubt" on those claims, though the 61-year-old prince could do so at a trial.

Kaplan said it was also too soon to decide whether Giuffre's 2009 civil settlement with Epstein "clearly and unambiguously" shielded Andrew from being sued by Giuffre.

The judge did not address the merits of Giuffre's claims.