Prince Andrew seeking jury trial in sex assault case
In the latest bid to escape the repercussions of his own actions, UK Prince Andrew is pleading to get a jury trial in his sexual assault case against a minor.
Britain's Prince, Duke of York, is seeking a jury to clear his name as he is under fire over a sexual assault complaint in New York, his lawyers announced Wednesday.
"Prince Andrew hereby demands a trial by jury on all causes of action asserted in the complaint," his attorney wrote in a motion.
His victim, Virginia Giuffre, said he had sexually abused her when she was 17-years-old and a minor under US law. She had met him through late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew is yet to be criminally charged, and he has been denying the allegations, which saw him getting stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages.
He was stripped of his titles after Judge Lewis Kaplan denied his plea to dismiss Giuffre's case.
Giuffre is now 38, and she says Andrew sexually assaulted her at the London home of socialite and Epstein's friend Ghislaine Maxwell in March 2001.
An alleged victim of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had filed a lawsuit against UK's Prince Andrew in federal court in New York.
After Prince Andrew failed to have his victim Virginia Giuffre's case pushed aside, the British monarch could be seen in court giving evidence in a high-profile trial.
The Duke of York has "no good options left," according to legal experts, as New York Judge Lewis Kaplan refused to dismiss his case "in all respects."
That subsequently led to him being stripped of his titles.