Prince Andrew: Virginia Giuffre seeks evidence of two in the United Kingdom

Andrew's prosecutor is seeking testimony from the duke's former assistant

Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit against the Duke of York took a big step forward this week (Photos: PA)

Lawyers for Prince Andrew’s prosecutor have asked to interview two potential witnesses in the UK – including a woman who allegedly saw him at nightclub Tramp.

Virginia Giuffre is seeking the help of the British courts in gathering evidence after her trial against the Duke of York took a big step forward this week when a judge ruled it could go to trial.

Andrew was dismissed from his honorable military roles and patronage in the course of the verdict, but a source close to him said he “will continue to defend against these claims”, which he had consistently and vehemently denied.

Mrs Giuffre is seeking testimony from Andrew’s former equerry Robert Olney and a woman named Shukri Walker.

Documents submitted by her legal team say Mr Olney’s name appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s phone book under ‘Duke of York’. They say this means it is likely that Mr Olney has relevant information about Andrew’s journey to and from Epstein’s properties during the relevant period.

According to the paperwork, Ms. Walker has publicly stated in the press that she witnessed Andrew’s presence at Tramp at the relevant time with a young woman who may have been Mrs. Giuffre.

The documents state: ‘Mrs Walker has therefore stated to herself that she is a potential witness and would therefore be relevant to this dispute, as prosecutor alleges that the defendant abused her in London after they visited Tramp together, while defendant denies that she was on Tramp in question. or have ever met Plaintiff. ‘

Prince Andrew has consistently denied the allegations (Photo: PA)

Compulsory Credit: Photo by ALBA VIGARAY / EPA-EFE / REX / Shutterstock (10373179k) Some of the alleged victims of the late financier Jeffrey Epstein, including Virginia Roberts Giuffre (C) leave the United States Federal Courthouse in New York, New York York, FS, 27 August 2019. Epstein's defendants attended a hearing to testify before continuing his trial.  Epstein was found dead in his prison cell on August 10, 2019 while awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges.  Epstein's accusers attend hearing at, New York, US - August 27, 2019

Ms Giuffre tweeted after the verdict, saying she could ‘expose the truth’ (Image: Rex / Shutterstock)

The fallout from Andrew’s civil sex affair continued Friday, when he called for paying for his own safety and losing his duchy.

Criticism of Andrew increases after the Queen dismisses him from his remaining patronage and honorary military roles, as the monarchy distances itself from the duke for potentially damaging developments in his trial.

The Prince of Wales did not respond when asked about the sex scandal his brother has overcome, during a visit to the north east of Scotland to meet people who helped with the clean-up operation after Storm Arwen.

Charles was involved in the royal family’s discussions with the Queen and Duke of Cambridge which resulted in Andrew losing his military roles, patronage and leaving his HRH style.

But when he arrived at Haddo House and Country Park, the heir to the throne did not comment when a Sky broadcaster said, ‘Your Royal Highness, may I ask you your views on the position of your brother, Prince Andrew? How do you see it? ‘

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After the judge’s ruling, Ms Giuffre tweeted that she could ‘expose the truth’, adding: ‘My aim has always been to show that the rich and powerful do not stand above the law and should be held accountable.’

She accuses the Duke in the US of allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager and claims she was abused by Andrew’s friend, convicted sex offender Epstein, of having sex with the Duke when she was 17 and minor under U.S. law.

Mrs Giuffre claims that Andrew had sex with her against her will at Maxwell’s house in London and at Epstein’s mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The duke would also have mistreated Mrs Giuffre on another occasion during a visit to Epstein’s private island, Little St James, and on a separate occasion in Epstein’s Manhattan House.

A spokesman for Andrew declined to comment on the newly released legal documents.

A source close to the Duke said: ‘This is a marathon, not a sprint and the Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims.’

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