Andrew slams ‘unintelligible’ rape accuser who he claims 'changes her story’

PRINCE Andrew has claimed his sex assault accuser has a “tendency to change her story” – as he fights to have her lawsuit against him thrown out.

Lawyers for the Duke of York, 61, hit back against Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who alleges that he sexually assaulted her three times when she was 17.


Last month Virginia’s attorneys accused the prince of “victim shaming” and using her to “gratify his own sexual desires”.

In response, Andrew Brettler, the prince’s lead lawyer, said Virginia’s allegations were “vague” because she had given different versions of what happened to her.

He has asked a judge to throw out Virginia’s New York lawsuit against the royal.

Mr Brettler said: “Her complaint is ambiguous at best and unintelligible at worst.

“Giuffre’s refusal to include anything but the most conclusory allegations is puzzling given her pattern of disclosing to the media the purported details of the same allegations.

“Perhaps it is Giuffre’s tendency to change her story that prompted her to keep the allegations of the Complaint vague, so as not to commit to any specific account.”

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However, Roberts stood by her accusations, saying the Prince "was an abuser, he was a participant".

In September, her legal team confirmed that they had issued Andrew with a writ ahead of his pre-trial in New York due to start next month.

Royal sources claimed that it has left Andrew “totally consumed” by the case as helast week told his US legal team to cancel their Christmas plans, vowing they must leave “no stone unturned.”

Meanwhile, Robert’s lawyers hit out at Andrew's disastrous Newsnight interview in 2019 – claiming that it was evidence of his "guilt".

The Duke of York sparked fury with a legal filing in October that branded Virginia a “money-hungry sex kitten” who was only suing him for “another pay day”.

David Boies, Virginia's lawyer, then hit back in a court filing in New York opposing Andrew's motion to dismiss.

He wrote: "During that interview, Prince Andrew said that he could not recall ever meeting Ms Giuffre, a denial so at odds with photographs and other evidence that it is itself indicative of guilt."

Andrew famously claimed in the interview he was medically unable to perspire, a response to Virginia's account of an alleged sweaty dance in London.

And he claimed a photo of him with his arm round Virginia – said to have been taken in Ghislaine Maxwell’s home – could have been doctored.

The British socialite – Jeffery Epstein’s former lover- currently remains on trial in New York and has been repeatedly accused of “serving up” girls to the late financier.

Amid a slew of fresh claims she allegedly brought young women to Epstein’s ‘paedo island’ – described as littered with “hidden cameras.”

The Duke of York – who was a friend of Epstein – is widely reported to have visited Little St James in the Caribbean where Roberts claims that she was assaulted as a 17-year-old old.

The Royal has strenuously denied any wrongdoing and strongly refuted the allegations made.

Prince Andrew has been approached for comment.


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