The lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre (38) in New York against Prince Andrew (61) is also being closely monitored in the United Kingdom. Police officer Dame Cressida Dick has said she is “reconsidering the facts”. This reports the British radio station LBC.
Roberts claims the royal sexually assaulted her several times when she was only 17 years old. Prince Andrew has always denied this and says he can’t remember meeting her. He has not yet responded to the new charges against him. An investigation into him has not yet been reopened in England, but that could happen, says police officer Dick.
“We are, of course, following this closely, the case has already been reopened twice before,” it sounds. “We work closely with Crown Prosecution Service and are open to working with our foreign colleagues in America.
We will help them “where we can, provided it falls within the legal framework, of course. With everything that is going on now, I have asked my team to look at all the material again. No one is above the law.”
Roberts is only now going to court because a New York law expires and allows victims of child abuse to file a civil suit despite the statute of limitations. She previously spoke out in various television programs and the Netflix series ‘Filthy Rich’ about the life of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. He and his right-hand man Ghislaine Maxwell are said to have introduced Giuffre to Andrew.
Due to the allegations, the prince withdrew from public life in November 2019 and resigned from his royal functions. Most of the charitable organizations of which he was a patron have since thanked him for services rendered. He still holds various honorary positions with the British armed forces.