Prince Andrew could lose royal title if Jeffrey Epstein victim wins lawsuit


Prince Andrew could be asked to stop using the title the Duke of York and courtiers are also believed to be considering plans for the prince to give up his remaining links to charities

Prince Andrew, Duke Of York and Ghislaine Maxwell At Ascot.
Prince Andrew could lose royal title if a Jeffrey Epstein victim wins lawsuit

Prince Andrew could be asked to stop using the title the Duke of York if he loses a lawsuit brought by a victim of Jeffrey Epstein.

Royal courtiers are also believed to be considering plans for the prince to give up his remaining links to charities, effectively sending him into exile.

Today it emerged that the Queen’s son continued to socialise with disgraced Ghislaine Maxwell for years after her paedophile boyfriend first came to police attention.

The Duke of York even sat directly opposite the socialite at her birthday celebrations at London’s Dorchester Hotel more than two years after he travelled to New York to sever ties with Epstein.

On Tuesday, a New York court will hear from lawyers representing Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was sexually abused by the Queen’s son three times when she was 17.

Prince Andrew with 17-year-old Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell smiles from the background
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She is seeking punitive damages, but the duke’s lawyers will attempt to have Giuffre’s claim thrown out.

They plan to argue that a deal reached between Giuffre and Epstein in 2009, after she sued him for abuse, protects his associates from civil proceedings.

Lawyers for Giuffre, who now goes by her maiden name Virginia Roberts, say they have six witnesses prepared to testify that they saw Prince Andrew with her.

Meanwhile it has also been revealed that Maxwell, 60, wanted to take the stand at her four-week trial, but was talked out of it by her legal team.

She remains behind bars at the notorious Metropolitan Detention Centre awaiting sentencing after being found guilty by a jury last week.

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Maxwell was convicted of five out of six charges of recruiting and trafficking young girls for billionaire Epstein Her lawyers believe it will be at least five months before she is sentenced. It is believed she will die in prison, potentially receiving a 65-year jail term.

During the socialite’s dramatic trial, a series of witnesses placed the Prince with Ms Roberts, including a pilot who testified that he flew them together on billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’.

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Another woman claims she saw the pair at Tramp nightclub in London on the night of March 10, 2001, when Ms Roberts claims she was first forced to have sex with the Prince.

Her lawyer David Boies said: “The defence that Prince Andrew has is the same one Maxwell had, namely that the girls are lying, they can’t be believed, they are making it up. Well, the Maxwell jury did believe those girls.”

The Duke vehemently denies her allegations and says he has no recollection of ever meeting her.




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