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Prince Andrew served papers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s intercourse assault lawsuit, her attorneys say in court docket docs

Prince Andrew has lastly been served court docket papers over his intercourse accuser’s lawsuit — after his police guards and safety have been initially ordered to not settle for them, based on court docket papers filed Friday.

Cesar Sepulveda filed an affidavit within the Manhattan federal court docket lawsuit introduced by Virginia Roberts Giuffre confirming that he had served the papers to Andrew at his Royal Lodge dwelling at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 27.

He detailed how he had been repeatedly rebuffed in earlier makes an attempt handy over the paperwork wherein Queen Elizabeth II’s 61-year-old son is accused of first-degree rape tied to late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s intercourse ring.

Sepulveda mentioned the day earlier than the papers have been efficiently served he had been advised to attend at Andrew’s predominant gates, the place cops — together with Andrew’s head of safety — repeatedly claimed they may not attain anybody inside.

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The server mentioned that he was then advised that “the safety there had been instructed to not permit anybody attending there for the aim of serving court docket papers onto the grounds of the property and on the time that they had been advised to not settle for service of any court docket course of.”

He was “additionally suggested at the moment that something left there wouldn’t be forwarded” to the prince.

“It appeared from the attendance that the safety workers had already been primed to not permit anybody entry onto the property to serve court docket course of and had been instructed to not settle for any service,” his affidavit mentioned.

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He then left messages with Andrew’s legal professional, however “no communication was obtained” in response, he mentioned, forcing him to return to Royal Lodge the subsequent day.

This time, the officer on the gate contacted Andrew’s head of safety, who assured Sepulveda that he may depart the papers and they might be forwarded to the Duke of York’s authorized group.

Photo from 2001 that was included in court files shows Prince Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have sex with the prince. Andrew has denied the charges. In the background is Epstein's girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.

Picture from 2001 that was included in court docket recordsdata reveals Prince Andrew together with his arm across the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre who says Jeffrey Epstein paid her to have intercourse with the prince. Andrew has denied the costs. Within the background is Epstein’s girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell. (Florida Southern District Court docket/U.S. Second Circuit Court docket of Appeals)

Sepulveda requested if it was “attainable to fulfill personally” with Andrew to serve him instantly, however was “was advised that this was not attainable,” his affidavit mentioned.

Nonetheless, leaving it with the police officer “is in line with the provisions for service,” the affidavit famous, acknowledged that Andrew was formally served the grievance and reveals.

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He additionally left paperwork alerting him that the primary listening to, a phone convention from New York, is scheduled for Monday, the papers acknowledged.

Giuffre’s lawsuit claims she was “pressured to have sexual activity with Prince Andrew in opposition to her will” on the behest of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

“Prince Andrew’s actions represent sexual offenses” together with first- and third-degree rape, the lawsuit alleges, citing New York penal code, beneath which rape contains with somebody “by forcible compulsion.”

Giuffre claims she suffered “substantial damages” from “excessive emotional misery, humiliation, worry, psychological trauma, lack of dignity and vanity, and invasion of her privateness.”

“I’m holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me,” Giuffre advised The Publish in an announcement after submitting her lawsuit.

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“The highly effective and wealthy are usually not exempt from being held liable for their actions,” she mentioned.

“I didn’t come to this resolution calmly. As a mom and a spouse, my household comes first – and I do know that this motion will topic me to additional assaults by Prince Andrew and his surrogates – however I knew if I didn’t pursue this motion, I’d be letting them and victims in all places down,” she mentioned.

Andrew has repeatedly denied Giuffre’s claims, together with throughout a BBC interview wherein he insisted he had “no recollection of ever assembly this girl, none in anyway.”

Neither he, his authorized group nor Buckingham Palace has responded to the lawsuit.

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Epstein hanged himself in his Manhattan lockup in August 2019 whereas awaiting trial on severe intercourse costs.

Maxwell is in custody in Brooklyn awaiting trial for allegedly recruiting underage women for Epstein. She has pleaded not responsible.

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