Prince Andrew demands jury trial as he seeks to defend civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew

In an 11 page document, lawyers for Andrew set out the duke’s response to Ms Giuffre’s allegations.

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The Duke of York has demanded a jury trial as he seeks to defend a civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre, according a legal document filed in the US.

In an 11 page document, lawyers for Andrew set out the duke’s response to Ms Giuffre’s allegations.

It says he denies the allegation that he sexually abused Ms Giuffre when she was under 18 years of age.

The document, submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, also sets out a series of defences “without assuming the burden of proof, and expressly denying any and all wrongdoing”.

This includes arguments that the claim should be dismissed because Ms Giuffre is a permanent resident of Australia and that by entering into the 2009 agreement with Jeffrey Epstein she “waived the claims now asserted in the complaint”.

The document concludes: “Prince Andrew hereby demands a trial by jury on all causes of action asserted in the Complaint.”