Virginia Roberts Giuffre says Prince Andrew ‘not above the legislation’

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Prince Andrew’s intercourse accuser mentioned Friday that the fallen royal “must be held accountable” — a day after her lawsuit noticed him stripped of being His Royal Highness.

“I’m glad I will have the chance to continue to expose the truth,” tweeted Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, of the choice Wednesday to permit her Manhattan lawsuit to maneuver ahead to trial.

“My goal has always been to show that the rich and powerful are not above the law & must be held accountable,” she wrote.

Giuffre has for years claimed that late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and convicted madam Ghislaine Maxwell made her have “disgusting” intercourse with the royal thrice, beginning in 2001 when she was simply 17.

The allegations led to Andrew, 61, getting booted from royal duties in November 2019 — and the ultimate humiliation this week of being formally stripped of his royal and navy titles.

Prince AndrewPrince Andrew is accused of sexually assaulting Giuffre when she was 17 years outdated. POOL/AFP by way of Getty Images

Buckingham Palace’s blunt two-sentence announcement Thursday made clear Andrew’s 95-year-old mom, Queen Elizabeth II, made the choice due to the lawsuit.

The once-key senior royal “is defending this case as a private citizen,” the palace mentioned — with insiders confirming that he has been banished from utilizing “His Royal Highness” in any official capability.

Even forward of his potential Manhattan trial, Andrew might quickly lose much more than his titles and patronages — with The Sun steered that he could possibly be made to go away Royal Lodge, the 31-bedroom residence he nonetheless shares along with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.

And like Prince Harry — who additionally lost his HRH title throughout his “Megxit” with Meghan Markle — now-private citizen Andrew will probably additionally lose his police safety, the UK paper famous.

"I’m glad I will have the chance to continue to expose the truth," tweeted Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, of the decision Wednesday to allow her Manhattan lawsuit to move forward to trial.“I’m glad I will have the chance to continue to expose the truth,” tweeted Virginia Roberts Giuffre.Twitter "I’m glad I will have the chance to continue to expose the truth," tweeted Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, of the decision Wednesday to allow her Manhattan lawsuit to move forward to trial.“Rich and powerful are not above the law,” tweeted Virginia Roberts Giuffre.TwitterPrince Andrew's sex accuser said Friday that the fallen royal "must be held accountable" Virginia Roberts Giuffre tweeted that she does “not walk this path alone.”Twitter

Andrew had appeared crestfallen Thursday within the drive to and from Windsor Castle, the place his monarch mother instructed him her resolution throughout a face-to-face assembly.

Still, royal biographer Penny Junor told The Times of London that the transfer got here two years too late, and will have occurred after Andrew’s disastrous BBC interview in 2019 during which he justified palling round with Epstein even after he’d been jailed for underage intercourse offenses.

This ought to have been completed then,” Junor mentioned, saying she “failed” to “disengage” the monarchy from her son’s scandal.

Royal author Peter Hunt detailed in The Spectator the autumn of grace for Andrew now he “has been well and truly cut adrift.”

“This is what a sacking looks like when you’re ninth in line to the British throne. No more appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony; riding horseback during Trooping the Colour; or laying a wreath at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday,” he wrote.

“Henceforth, he’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York: the non-royal, royal.”

Andrew has vehemently denied any information of Epstein’s abuse, and the prince’s attorneys insist he “unequivocally denies Giuffre’s false allegations against him.” He has by no means been charged criminally.

A supply near Andrew instructed The Post Thursday that he would “continue to defend himself” towards the lawsuit.

He is just not believed to wish to settle, leaving him open to embarrassing particulars coming to gentle in court docket. 

Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts / Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell. Alleged to have been taken in London, March 2001.Prince Andrew with Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell in March 2001.DOJ

Giuffre, in the meantime, thanked her “extraordinary legal team” serving to her “seek justice from those who hurt me and so many others.”

“I do not walk this path alone, but alongside countless other survivors of sexual abuse & trafficking,” she wrote.

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