CAUSE Andrew’s lawyers were able to call one of Ghislaine Maxwell’s victims to fight the rape lawsuit he was facing.
Virginia accuser Roberts Giuffre has said she is unable to accept payment and the Duke of York is now waiting for a judge to decide. Will her civil suit be dropped?
Maxwell is was convicted last month of sex trafficking and groomed girls for abuse by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Another Jeffrey Epstein victim says Ms Giuffre had sex with Prince Andrew.
Carolyn Adriano, 35, has now waived her right to remain anonymous to share her full knowledge of the alleged encounter in Virginia.
Ms Roberts Giuffre, then 17-year-old Miss Roberts, is said to have shown the victim the infamous photo she took with Andrew at the home of convicted sex trafficker Maxwell.
As pressure mounts on the Duke to dismiss the case, Ms Adriano could now be called on to defend to show Ms Giuffre was not the victim, sources close to the case said. told The Telegraph.
It happened when his lawyers were also said to believe that they could stop the case aFederal law prohibits two parties who are not residents of the United States from facing each other in court.
Mrs. Adriano said to Daily mail Miss Roberts texted her from London in March 2001 to say that she was going to dinner with Andrew, Maxwell and Epstein.
Miss Roberts is said to have shown Miss Andriano a photo of her with Andrew in Florida, saying of the prince: “I slept with him.”
She is also said to have said that they had dinner and that they had “had sex”.
Giving her account, Andriona, now a mother of five, explained: “I asked her if she had been to the palace. And she said ‘I have to sleep with him’.
“I said” What? You’re with me” and she said “no, I have to sleep with him”.”
The married mother added: “She said they had dinner and they had sex.
“She didn’t say anything about what they ate or where they were – that’s not what we’re talking about.
“She just couldn’t believe she slept with Prince Andrew.”
Ms. Andriano’s account is the first time there have been any independent reports of Ms. Robert’s alleged meeting with Andrew.
And it comes amid Andrew’s legal battle with Mrs Roberts Giuffre’, who is suing the prince for sexually assaulting her three times when she was 17 – something Andrew vehemently denies.
Sources close to the matter have suggested that the photo of him with Miss Roberts may be fake and he said he doesn’t remember if it was ever taken.
She said they had dinner and they had sex
It comes after Ms Andriano gave nasty testimony against Maxwell at her trial last month.
Four of the five guilty convictions against her were bolstered by evidence of the married mother – including the most serious charge of sex trafficking of a minor with a maximum prison sentence of 40 years.
She said she was a victim of Epstein and Maxwell between the ages of 14 and 17 and was recruited by Virginia Giuffre through their sick pyramid scheme of abuse – getting young girls made to recruit use other young girls.
Maxwell was accused of “serving” the girls for the millionaire, her former lover, with the pair being described as “accomplices”.
And now, Andrew is waiting for the judge to decide Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s civil suit was dismissed.
His lawyers claim a secret 2009 settlement she made with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein exempts Andrew from legal action.
But Judge Lewis Kaplan The inability to accept the pending offer means that the attorneys will have to decide whether to settle or risk harsh punishment from the attorneys in court.
Ms Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times between 1999 and 2002 – in London, New York and on Epstein’s private Caribbean island, which he vehemently denies.
Now 38 years old, she has filed a lawsuit against emotional distressed Andrew.
There has been no discussion of whether or not her case should be resolved out of court between Andrew and his team so far, that is understood.
A settlement means that he – and potentially other close members of the Company – will avoid going to court.
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