Prince Andrew will not be examined by the U.K. authorities over claims he raped a 17- year-old Jeffrey Epstein victim, Britain’s greatest police stated.
Virginia Giuffre has actually implicated the Duke of York of sexually attacking her in London, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands, consisting of when she was 17.
A civil claim she submitted in New York triggered global headings when it was introduced in August, together with require the U.K. authorities to examine.
However, London’s Metropolitan Police stated in a declaration on Sunday, October 10: “The Metropolitan Police Service continues to communicate with other police who lead the examination into matters connected to Jeffrey Epstein.
” As a matter of treatment MPS officers examined a file launched in August 2021 as part of a United States civil action. This evaluation has actually concluded and we are taking no additional action.
” We likewise evaluated info passed to us by a media organisation in June2021 This evaluation is total and no additional action will be taken.”
In June, a Channel Four News unique report analyzed all the U.K. claims versus Epstein’s previous fan Ghislaine Maxwell, consisting of the one including Prince Andrew.
Giuffre states Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to London in March 2001 to make love with the prince, when she was 17, in Maxwell’s townhouse in the capital.
During the report, Nazir Afzal, previous chief crown district attorney in northwest England, informed Channel Four: “From what I’ve seen, there is plainly adequate proof for the [U.K.] cops to examine more completely than they have actually done up to now.
” It’s worrying, since we’ve got possible victims here. And perhaps other victims or declared victims who may, if an examination follows its course, be recognized.”
Giuffre reported her claims to the Metropolitan Police in May 2015 and was spoken with.
However, after suggestions from district attorneys, investigators decreased to examine on the basis that the case would be focused primarily in America.
Giuffre’s civil claim implicated the duke of battery and purposefully causing psychological distress.
It isn’t a criminal case and would not cause the duke being sent to prison or extradited, however it might lead to him being purchased to pay damages.
Attorney David Boies composed in a court filing: “During each of the abovementioned occurrences, [Giuffre] was obliged by reveal or indicated dangers by Epstein, Maxwell, and/or Prince Andrew to participate in sexual show Prince Andrew, and feared death or physical injury to herself or another and other consequences for disobeying Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew due to their effective connections, wealth, and authority.”
Maxwell is because of go on trial in New York on November 29, charged with Jeffrey Epstein-related trafficking offenses, which she rejects.
She is presently being kept in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.