/ 15 September 2021

Prince Andrew enlists the help of Hollywood

Image source: Reuters
Image source: Reuters

The royal has hired celebrity US lawyer Andrew Brettler to represent him in the civil case against him in New York following Virginia Giuffre’s claims that he sexually abused her when she was 17yo. And when we say celebrity lawyer, he’s represented Michael Jackson, Tom Hanks, Demi Moore, and many more. During a pre-trial conference yesterday, Brettler said the allegations against Andrew were “baseless, non-viable and potentially non-lawful” because a 2009 settlement between Giuffre and Andrew’s friend Jeffrey Epstein released Andrew from “any and all liability”. That seems to have become the critical point in his bid to stop the lawsuit from going ahead after Judge Lewis Kaplan indicated he disagreed that the prince hadn’t been properly served legal documents from Giuffre’s lawyers. Brettler has requested a copy of the 2009 document, which isn’t available to the public. Things head back to court on 13 October.

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