Lawyers for British Prince Andrew said that their client is ready to be considered by a jury in the United States filed against him in a rape lawsuit. The corresponding statement is contained in court documents published by the British media, TASS reports.
Prince Andrew hereby requests that all points of the filed statement of claim be considered by a jury, the statement sent to the judge by representatives of the son of Queen Elizabeth II said.
Earlier, Virginia Giufre, an American woman, filed a request for consideration of her claim by a jury, who accuses the prince of having sexual intercourse with her several times against her will in 2001 when she was 17 years old. To determine the format, a request from only one side is enough, and several experts have already told the British media that the prince's position in this case is a formality.
The defense statement also denied, point by point, all the charges against the prince. In a number of cases, it is indicated that he does not have all the information to confirm or refute the validity of some of the statements in the Jufra lawsuit.
This, in particular, concerns the question of the authenticity of the photograph in which she is depicted with the Queen's son. It follows from the document that the prince's lawyers still intend to insist that the claim cannot be considered by an American court on a number of formal grounds.