Prince Andrew was accused of sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre, known as Virginia Roberts, who said that the prince allegedly assaulted her when she was 17.
Giuffre sued the prince in August and claimed that he was forced to have sex on three different counts. The first instance was at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London Townhouse; Maxwell is a close colleague of Epstein. The second encounter was at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion; and lastly, on his privately-owned island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The National reported that under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, defendants must receive the civil complaint within 120 days, which means Giuffre’s lawyers have until December 8 to serve papers, and once it has been served, the defendant has 21 days to respond.
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