PRINCE Andrew WILL face trial in the US after sex abuse claims against him were thrown out, it was decided today.
The Duke of York is being sued for rape after he allegedly sexually abused his accuser when she was just 17.
His lawyers had claimed that Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s civil lawsuit should be dropped based on a previous $500,000 (£371,000) deal signed by her in 2009.
But Judge Lewis Kaplan today ruled the case will be allowed to proceed.
Throwback to his Newsnight interview
In an infamous Newsnight interview with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis in November 2019, Andrew denied claims that he slept with Ms Giuffre and said he had “no recollection” of ever meeting her.
He also said he has no memory of the well-known photograph of him with his arm around Virginia’s waist at Maxwell’s house, and has questioned whether the photo had been doctored.
The fallout from the interview saw the royal criticised for showing a lack of empathy towards Epstein’s victims and a lack of remorse over his friendship with disgraced financier.