Virginia Roberts Giuffre has accused the Duke of York of battery and intentional emotional distress
Prince Andrew has been officially served with legal documents in connection with the civil assault case launched against him in New York by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Granthshala News can confirm.
Giuffre’s attorney provided photos of Fed Ex receipts confirming delivery of the lawsuit to Andrew B. Brettler, attorney for the Duke of York of law firm Lovely & Singer.
“Per order of the Court, on September 17, 2021, Plaintiff’s counsel retrieved two executed requests for foreign service of judicial documents from the Court. Plaintiff’s counsel then forwarded the requests to the United Kingdom’s designated Central on behalf of FedEx, with two requests for complaint, summons and a civil cover sheet in this case,” a court document filed Monday by Virgina Giuffre’s attorney states in the filing.
Court papers said Giuffre’s legal team sent Brettler a summons and complaint to his Los Angeles office and also “emailed” the documents pursuant to a court order approving the alternative service.
Prince Andrew: UK High Court accepts request from Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyers
The question of whether the papers were initially served legitimately to the Duke of York has been the subject of controversy in recent weeks. US District Judge Louise Kaplan finally granted a request by Giuffre’s attorneys on Friday to seek “alternative” methods for serving papers against Queen Elizabeth’s son.
Giuffre makes sexual claims to Duke attacked When she was 17 years old. The trial alleges that she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times over a late conviction Jeffrey Epsteinon orders of.
Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied the allegations in a lawsuit brought by Giuffre. An attorney for Duke did not immediately return Granthshala News’ request for comment.