An accuser of Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre has filed a civil complaint in the United States
A woman from the United States claims she was transported to the United Kingdom at the age of 17 to have sex with the Duke of York and has launched a civil complaint in New York alleging he abused her. Virginia Giuffre, a victim of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, claims Prince Andrew sexually attacked her in London and New York. Ms Giuffre's charges have been constantly refuted by Prince Andrew, 61. The case of Ms Giuffre mentions the Child Victims Act of New York, which enhanced victims' ability to sue suspected abusers.
The prince allegedly engaged in sexual actions with her without her consent, knowing her age and "that she was a sex-trafficking victim," according to the complaint. It claims Ms Giuffre, now 38, is still suffering from "substantial mental and psychological pain and injury" as a result of the "extreme and outrageous conduct." "No one, whether president or prince, is above the law in this country, and no one, no matter how helpless or vulnerable, may be denied the protection of the law," the documents stated.
The prince and his representatives, according to the current court action, have refused attempts to offer "any information, context, or explanation he might have, as well as to explore alternate dispute resolution options."