For the British royal family, drama over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is not the central one after Prince Andrew’s sex scandal. Queen’s son, the Duke of York, is now making headlines following recent accusations of sexual abuse, Newsweek reports.
Virginia Giuffre, Jeffrey Epstein accuser, has filed a lawsuit against the second son of Queen, claiming that she was forced to have intercourse with him several times. They did it in London, New York, and the U.S. Virgin Islands when she was 17-years-old. The United States’ law enforcement should lead the investigation in the case, the UK police agreed.
On Aug 10, Ms Giuffre filed a civil suit against the Duke of York seeking unspecified damages at a federal court in New York under the Child Victims Act.
“As the suit lays out in detail, I was trafficked to him and sexually abused by him. I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me. The powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions,” Virginia Giuffre said.
Following the accusations, Prince Andrew’s role as a member of the royal family is now in jeopardy. If the senior royal continues to be accused of sexual assault, Prince Charles, reportedly believes that Andrew’s issues reflect poorly on the monarchy. Moreover, the Prince of Wales should be even ready to cut his younger brother from the royal lifestyle.
Meantime, Metropolitan Police commissioner, Dame Cressida Dick, urged not to make a prognosis. She recently revealed that the the UK police are now investigating the claims. She asked the legal team “to have another look at the material”.
“No one is above the law. It’s been reviewed twice before, we’ve worked closely with the Crown Prosecution Service, we are of course open to working with authorities overseas, we will give them every assistance if they ask us for anything within the law obviously, Dick added.
The allegations against Andrew are not new, and the royal has always denied the claims of sexual abuse. However, it appears that the allegations have hurt his future in the royal family.