In The Know

Virginia Guiffre’s lawyers ask for proof that Prince Andrew has a medical inability to sweat

Attorneys for Virginia Guiffre, the woman who accused Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her, have asked the British Royal member to provide proof that he has a medical inability to sweat. 

In her lawsuit, Guiffre claimed that she was trafficked by late sex offender Jeffery Epstein and was forced to have sex with his friends, including Prince Andrew, who she said knew she was underage. 

The prince has said that he could not sweat, which has become an issue in the allegations and court proceedings surrounding him because Guiffre has alleged he sweat on her. 

Andrew has denied the allegations and denied knowing Guiffre. 

In a court document filed Thursday, Guiffre’s attorneys asked for any documents relating to people that Andrew met at a restaurant in Woking, England, a London-based nightclub, and to his travel to and from those places.

Guiffre alleges that Epstein brought her to London in 2001, where she was introduced to Andrew, Epstein and Epstein’s then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell at a club. 

A jury on Wednesday found Maxwell guilty on five counts related to the sex trafficking by Epstein.

In a 2019 BBC interview, Guiffre said she was taken to the Tramp nightclub where Andrews asked her to dance and he was “sweating all over me,” according to CNN

In a separate interview, Andrews told BBC that he had taken his eldest daughter to a party at a pizza restaurant in 2001 where Guiffree alleges that Andrews had sex with her.

The prince also countered Guiffre’s sweating allegations, saying for many years he could not sweat, CNN reported. 

“If Prince Andrew truly has no documents concerning his communications with Maxwell or Epstein, his travel to Florida, New York, or various locations in London, his alleged medical inability to sweat, or anything that would support the alibis he gave during his BBC interview, then continuing with discovery will not be burdensome to him at all,” the filing said.

Andrew’s attorneys recently argued that a U.S. court does not have jurisdiction in Guiffre’s claims due to her living in Australia for many years. 

 

Tags Jeffrey Epstein; Virginia Giuffre; Prince Andrew New York New York City Prince Andrew, Duke of York

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video