Giuffre alleges that Prince Andrew, along with Jeffrey Epstein, sexually abused her on multiple occasions in 2001, when she was under the age of 18.
“If she doesn’t do it now, she would be allowing him to escape any accountability for his actions.” Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boies, told ABC. “Virginia is committed to trying to avoid situations where rich and powerful people escape any accountability for their actions.”
“I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me.” Said a statement from Giuffre. “The powerful and the rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but one can reclaim her life by speaking out and demanding justice.”
“I did not come to this decision lightly. As a mother and a wife, my family comes first. I know that this action will subject me to further attacks by Prince Andrew and his surrogates. But I knew that if I did not pursue this action, I would be letting them and victims everywhere down.”
Prince Andrew, the second son to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, has consistently denied the allegations.
Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his New York prison cell in 2019 while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.
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