NEW YORK, Jan 31 (EFE) — The judge handling the case accusing England’s Prince Andrew of sexually abusing minors this Monday formally requested assistance from authorities in the United Kingdom and Australia, receiving multiple testimonials. Did.
According to documents published in the American Judicial Electronic Archive, Louis Kaplan has sought help from the United Kingdom in interrogating Shukri Walker, a woman who assures that she had met the Duke of York at a London nightclub on the same date as a young man. Saw it with a woman. In it complainant Virginia Giuffre claimed to have suffered abuse by the son of Elizabeth II.
He has also requested assistance from the British authorities to interrogate Robert Olney, a former assistant to the Duke of York, who appeared in the telephone book of Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of Prince Andrew, who facilitated contact between Giuffre and the member. Will be British royal family.
On the other hand, the judge has sought assistance from Australia in interrogating two people related to Giuffre: her husband, Robert Giuffre, on the one hand, and her psychologist, Judith Lightfoot, on the other.
The formal request, which Kaplan asks to be executed before April 29, comes about two weeks after defense and prosecutors’ attorneys submitted their request.
Walker and Olney will be questioned at the request of prosecutors, while Giuffre’s husband and psychologist Lightfoot will be questioned at the request of Prince Andrew’s defense.
Giuffre filed a civil suit against Prince Andrew in a New York court in August 2021, whose defense has repeatedly unsuccessfully tried to quash the lawsuit.
The case is in the evidence gathering stage which will continue till mid-July and the trial before the jury is expected to begin between September and December this year. EFE
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