During the first trial, Prince Andrew’s legal team attempted to terminate all proceedings. Lawyers said that all the necessary documents had not been delivered to the Queen’s son. In addition, they demanded the intervention of the British Supreme Court and referred to the Hague Convention. As a result, they were given another week to come to an agreement and complete the formalities.
By the way, one of the lawyers for the 61-year-old prince is Andrew Brettler, who previously defended the actor Armie Hammer – the Hollywood star was also accused of rape.
If the guilt of the son of Elizabeth II is proven, then the victim can expect to receive compensation, which is estimated at several million dollars.
Recall that Prince Andrew was sued by Virginia Roberts. According to her, at the age of 17, she entered into an intimate relationship with the queen’s son. During that period, the victim communicated with Jeffrey Epstein, an influential financier who was later recognized as a sex offender. Allegedly, a businessman and forced the victim to meet with a member of the royal family.
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“As a direct and immediate result of Prince Andrew’s criminal acts, the plaintiff will be emotionally distressed in the past and in the future. She faced humiliation, fear, infringement of dignity and pride, “- noted the side of Virginia.
Roberts wants the prince to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Moreover, in any case, she demands from Andrew a cash payment for the received physical and mental damage.