Prince Andrew's lawyer has found evidence of his innocence in the rape case
Prince Andrew may demand disclosure of a 2009 settlement agreement, which his lawyer claims will protect him from a lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre on charges of rape 20 years ago. This was stated by an American judge in New York, writes The Guardian.
Judge Loretta Preska indicated in a written order on September 16 that the prince could request information about the agreement between plaintiff Virginia Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein.
An American financier, 66-year-old Epstein was found dead in his cell in the Manhattan federal prison in August 2019, while awaiting trial in a human trafficking case. The death was ruled a suicide.
On the eve of the lawyer Andrew Brettler, who represented the prince, told a federal judge in Manhattan that, in his opinion, the information contained in the settlement agreement "releases his client from any responsibility."
The day before, Brettler spoke at the first court hearing of the August trial, at which Virginia Giuffre claimed that Andrew repeatedly harassed her in 2001 when she was less than 18 years old. The prince says that he never allowed her to be mistreated.
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