plaintiff Virginia Giuffre throws Prinz Andrew in a civil case in the United States of having abused her as a minor on multiple occasions. She claims to have previously been a victim of an abuse ring set up by US multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his ex-partner Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell was recently found guilty of several counts in a US criminal case and faces a long prison sentence. Epstein took his own life while in custody in 2019. Andrew categorically denies all allegations.
Queen demotes Prince Andrew
The lawyers of the 61-year-old prince had hoped until recently to be able to nip the lawsuit in the bud. But the judge of the New York court rejected their objections on Wednesday. If an out-of-court settlement is not reached, Andrew will face a lawsuit.
The British Queen was now forced to publicly distance himself from Prince Andrew. She has her son who has been sued on allegations of abuse in the United States revoked all military ranks and royal patronage. Andrew will defend himself in the process as a private citizen, Buckingham Palace in London said on Thursday.