Lawyers for Virginia Roberts, who accuses Prince Andrew, are set to hold the former Knight Duke accountable in the ‘sexual assault’ case
- British legal authorities should assist in a request from Virginia Roberts for an interview with former Major Robert Olney
- Her lawyers want to ask Major Olney about Andrew’s dealings with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
- They also want to talk to Shukri Walker, who said she saw Miss Roberts with Andrew in a London nightclub in 2001.
- It comes as the case moves forward after a judge rejected Andrew’s request to dismiss it last month
judge in Prince AndrewLast night, the US sex case granted four people’s requests for formal interviews in the UK and Australia.
As the case progresses, British legal authorities must assist in the accused’s request Virginia Roberts To interview his former mare Major Robert Olney.
Her lawyers, David Boyz and Sigrid McCoy, want to ask Major Olney about Andrew’s handling of the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
As the case progresses, British legal authorities must assist in the accused’s request, Virginia Roberts, to meet with former Major Robert Olney. Pictured: Andrew, Roberts and Maxwell
They also want to speak to a woman, Shukri Walker, who says she saw Miss Roberts with Andrew in a London nightclub in 2001, after which Miss Roberts claimed she had to have sex with him.
Mark Stevens CBE, of the London law firm Howard Kennedy, said of Miss Roberts’ request – now married to Mrs Joffrey – for interviews in the UK: “It is clearly shutting down the network around Andrew.”
The Duke’s requests were filed with the Australian Attorney General’s Office. His US attorney, Andrew Brettler, wants testimony from Ms. Joffrey’s husband Robert about her alleged role in the Epstein sex-trafficking operation.
He also wants to meet her therapist, Dr. Judith Lightfoot.
Her attorneys, David Boyz and Sigrid McCoy, want to ask Major Olney (pictured) about Andrew’s handling of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Ms. Joffrey, 38, is suing Andrew in New York for batteries and willful causing emotional distress. She claims that at the age of 17 she was loaned by Epstein to the Duke for sex.
Andrew vehemently denies her allegations. However, Judge Kaplan denied his request last month to dismiss the case.
After the decision stripped the Duke of most of the remaining royal patronage and military titles, which were returned to the Queen.
Requests for assistance from foreign legal authorities were submitted in mid-January and approved yesterday (Monday) by Judge Kaplan.
They cite the Hague Convention on Evidence Abroad in Civil Affairs as the basis upon which it must be implemented.
The application states that they must be submitted to the Senior Master’s in the Department of External Operations at the High Court of London.
Once the request is received, Ms Roberts’ lawyers from Boies Schiller Flexner in the UK will submit a request for more details about the assistance, according to the letter.
Ms. Joffrey, 38, (pictured) is suing Andrew in New York for battery and intentional emotional disturbance. She claims that at the age of 17 she was loaned by Epstein to the Duke for sex