US lawsuit filed against Prince Andrew over alleged sex abuse

A lawsuit has been filed in the US accusing Prince Andrew of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre, according to one of her lawyers.

Ms Giuffre claims she was a victim of late financier and convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

She has previously said she was made to have sex when she was 17 with Prince Andrew, who has always categorically denied any sexual contact or relationship with her.

Ms Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boies, confirmed to Sky News that a lawsuit had been filed on Monday afternoon in a federal court.

“In our country, no person, whether President or Prince, is above the law, and no person, no matter how powerless or vulnerable, can be deprived of the law’s protection,” said Mr Boies.

“Over the past five years, Prince Andrew and his advisors have stonewalled every attempt to resolve this matter without litigation. It is now long past the time for him to be held to account.”

Prince Andrew’s representatives said they had no comment on the latest developments.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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