After quite a few years of denials on his part, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s son, will have to start dealing with the allegations: Yesterday (Monday), Virginia Roberts Joffre, one of the complainants against sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, filed in court In New York a claim for damages against Prince Andrew, after it allegedly sexually assaulted her when she was a minor. The prince told the American ABC network that he does not intend to respond to the lawsuit.
Joffre first presented her claims against Andrew as part of an investigation against Geilin Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s partner. Joffra, now 38, testified that she was forced to have sex with Andrew as part of an attempt to gather incriminating information against him – when she was only 17 years old. “Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, status and connections have allowed him to abuse a frightened and vulnerable girl who no one has defended,” the lawsuit read, and she told the American ABC network: “I want him to take responsibility for what he did to me. Strong and rich people are not responsible for Their deeds. “
In the lawsuit Joffra detailed several cases in which the prince sexually assaulted her. In one of them, it is written, she was staying at Maxwell’s apartment in London and was forced by her and Epstein to sleep with Andrew against her will. In another case, the lawsuit states, she was attacked by him at Epstein’s New York estate – despite being a minor. “Prince Andrew’s sexual abuse of a minor, even though he knew she was a victim of the sex trade, goes beyond all bounds of fairness,” the lawsuit said.
In an interview with the British BBC network in 2019, Prince Andrew denied having sex with Joffre, saying he did not remember meeting her – despite their shared photo. Andrew claimed that the way she describes the meeting between them allegedly in 2001 “includes some incorrect details”. “I state unequivocally that things never happened,” he said. As is well known, Prince Andrew the Hour himself from public activity about two years ago.