Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre ‘needs to lock herself into a story now’, royal’s lawyer tells court | US News
Prince Andrew’s lawyer has told a court that Virginia Giuffre “needs to lock herself into a story now” as he demanded she provide further details of the royal’s alleged sexual assault.
Andrew Brettler, representing the Duke of York, is attempting to have a civil lawsuit facing the royal dismissed by a New York judge.
Ms Giuffre, formerly known as Virginia Roberts, is suing Andrew after claiming he “committed sexual assault and battery” upon her when she was a teenager.
Addressing Judge Lewis Kaplan, Mr Brettler said Ms Giuffre “needs to lock herself into a story now”.
“We don’t even have a date, a time a location other than an apartment, we don’t know when this was,” he said.
“Ms Giuffre doesn’t articulate what supposedly happened to her at the hands of Prince Andrew
“She doesn’t explain what this alleged abuse was.
“We do not know the details of these allegations and its time that we do before Prince Andrew is forced to answer these very serious allegations.”
However, Judge Kaplan insisted Ms Giuffre “has no obligation to do that in a complaint”.
He added: “I understand your point, it just isn’t the law.”