Princess Beatrice was spared testimony in a civil lawsuit about her father’s sexual assault against his prosecutor, Virginia Giuffre.
The 33-year-old mother of one child was previously expected to be summoned as a key witness after Prince Andrew claimed to have been with her at the Pizza Express party in Woking when he was accused of rape in 2001.
However, the Duke of York’s plaintiff, Mrs. Giuffre, will seek testimony from her former assistant and wife, who claims to have seen the king at the Tramp nightclub.
Mrs. Giuffre’s laymen have demanded testimony from Andrew’s former equestrian race, Robert Olney, and a woman named Shukri Walker.
Documents submitted by Ms. Giuffre’s legal team say that Mr. Olney’s name appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s phone book under ‘The Duke of York’. They say this means that it is likely that Mr Olney has relevant information about Andrew’s journey to and from Epstein’s estate during the relevant period.
The documents say that Mrs. Walker has publicly stated in the press that she witnessed Andrew’s presence in Tramp during the relevant period with a young woman who may have been Mrs. Giuffre.
Virginia Giuffre (pictured) is asking British courts to help obtain testimony after her lawsuit against Andrew took a big step forward this week when a judge rejected a duke’s lawyers’ motion to dismiss the case and decided she could go to court.
Beatrice was seen in London this week two and a half hours before Buckingham Palace issued a statement that Andrew had been stripped of his military titles.
The documents state: “Ms Walker herself therefore stated that she was a potential witness and would therefore be relevant to the case, as the plaintiff alleges that the defendant abused her in London after visiting Tramp together, while the defendant denies that she was at night. in Tramp in question or when you met the plaintiff. “
Ms Giuffre is asking British courts to help obtain testimony after her lawsuit against Andrew took a big step forward this week when a judge rejected a duke’s lawyers’ motion to dismiss the case and decided she could go to court.
The next stage in the case of the sexual assault brought by Miss Roberts is the formal examination of witnesses for both parties, which takes place outside the courtroom but with a court clerk.
Hearings, known as dismissals, allow lawyers to ask any question, no matter how personal.
David Boies, Ms. Giuffre’s lawyer, nicknamed the “Grand Inquisitor” for his ability to question witnesses under the oath, has already suggested that he could question Sarah Ferguson and their daughters, Princess Beatrice (pictured) and Eugenie.
David Boies, Mrs. Giuffre’s lawyer, nicknamed the “Grand Inquisitor” for his ability to question witnesses, had previously suggested that he could question Sarah Ferguson and their daughters, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.
Andrew gave Beatrice as an alibi – he said they were on Pizza Express in Woking – on a date in 2001 when he allegedly forced Miss Roberts to have sex.
Each side of the case is expected to show – as early as this weekend – about a dozen witnesses they want to hear. Both lists may include current or former royal staff, butlers and secretaries if the lawyers think they might have a testimony for their client.
The fallout from Andrew’s civil sex case continued on Saturday as he faced calls to pay for his own safety and lose his duchy.
Andrew’s criticism grew after the queen stripped him of his remaining patronage and honorary military roles, as the monarchy distanced itself from the duke from potentially harmful developments in his lawsuit.
The Prince of Wales did not answer a question about a sex scandal that engulfed his brother during a visit to North East Scotland to meet with people who had helped clear up Arwen.
Andrew’s criticism (pictured) intensified after the queen stripped him of his remaining patronage and honorary military roles, as the monarchy distanced itself from the duke from potentially harmful developments in his litigation.
The documents say that Mrs. Walker has publicly stated in the press that she witnessed Andrew’s presence in Tramp during the relevant period with a young woman who may have been Mrs. Giuffre. Pictured is Mrs. Giuffre with Prince Andrew
The fallout from Andrew’s civil sex case continued on Friday, facing challenges to pay for his own safety and lose his duchy. Pictured with her daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie in 2016
Charles was involved in the royal family’s discussions with the Queen and Duke of Cambridge, which led to Andrew losing his military roles, patronage, and abandoning his HRH style.
But when he arrived at Haddo House and Country Park, the heir to the throne commented when the Sky announcer said, “Your Royal Highness, may I ask you for your opinion on your brother’s position, Prince Andrew?” How do you see it? ‘
Ms Virginia, who publicly responded to this week’s court ruling that allowed her civil sex case against Andrew to go to court, tweeted that she had the opportunity to “reveal the truth” and added: “My goal has always been to show that the rich and powerful are not above the law and must be held accountable. “
She sues the Duke for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager and claims she was trafficked by Andrew’s friend, convicted by sex offender Epstein, to have sex with the Duke when she was 17 and a minor under U.S. law.
The duke strongly denies these allegations.
Mrs. Giuffre claims that Andrew had sex with her against her will at Maxwell’s London house and at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion in Manhattan.
The Duke also allegedly abused Mrs. Giuffre on another occasion during a visit to Epstein’s private island of Little St James and on another occasion at Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan.
Andrew’s spokesman declined to comment on the newly published legal documents.
A source close to the duke said: ‘This is a marathon, not a sprint, and the duke will continue to defend himself against these claims.’