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BBC Newsnight: Prince Andrew: Virginia Giuffre’s attorney on the case against the Duke


August 10,2021

As Virginia Giuffre – who claims Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 years-old – files a civil case against the Duke, #Newsnight interviews Ms Giuffre’s attorney, David Boies.

A US woman who alleges she was brought to the UK aged 17 to have sex with the Duke of York has filed a civil case in New York claiming he abused her. Virginia Giuffre, who was an accuser of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, claims she was sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew in London and New York.

A spokeswoman for Prince Andrew, 61, said there was “no comment” on the case, which was filed under New York’s Child Victims Act. He has consistently denied the claims. The case alleges the prince sexually abused Ms Giuffre – then known as Virginia Roberts – at the London home of Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, and at Epstein’s homes in Manhattan and Little St James in the US Virgin Islands. It claims the prince engaged in sexual acts without her consent, knowing how old she was and “that she was a sex-trafficking victim”.

For Newsnight, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire interviews Virginia Giuffre’s attorney, David Boies.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

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