Prince Andrew issues statement under oath in abuse case next month

The British Prince Andrew will make a statement under oath next month in the abuse case that is currently running against him. According to the BBC in London, he will be questioned about the case, in which the American Virginia Giuffre accuses the prince of abusing her.

Giuffre, formerly known as Virginia Roberts, is suing Prince Andrew in the United States for sexual abuse. She said in an interview with NBC that at the age of 17, she was forced to have sex with his friends, including Prince Andrew, at the age of 17, as a โ€œsex slaveโ€ of Jeffrey Epstein who died in prison.

Royal titles

The woman says that in 2001, when she was 17 years old, the prince sexually assaulted her three times. Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied the allegations. His lawyers say Andrew is ready to appear in court to fight the charges.

He will defend himself as a citizen in the US. Because of the abuse case, Prince Andrew had to hand in some of his titles. Among other things, he has distanced himself from his title of royal highness and lost all his military titles.

Maxwell

Giuffre says the meetings between her and Prince Andrew were arranged by Epsteins close friend Ghislaine Maxwell. At the end of last year, it was found guilty on multiple charges in the abuse case around Jeffrey Epstein. According to the jury, she helped him abuse girls, including by recruiting the victims.