The Duke of York will be taking a step to the left and challenging the jurisdiction over his accuser's sexual assault lawsuit. In an attempt to avoid being brought into court, Prince Andrew has filed for dismissal on grounds that he is not a citizen or resident of Virginia, where this case is being tried.
The Duke of York has been accused by Virginia Roberts Giuffre for allegedly sexually abusing her in 1999 when she was 17-years-old. The British royal denies these allegations and maintains his innocence. This controversy could have serious implications if the judge rules in favour of Prince Andrew, as it could set precedent for other foreign nationals who are alleged to have committed crimes outside their own country's border but still want to evade prosecution.
Prince Andrew has announced his decision to challenge the jurisdiction over an accuser's sexual assault lawsuit. The woman filed a US$100 million law suit in Florida, accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was 17 years old. His lawyers say that he is "looking forward to defending himself" and denies all allegations against him." When will this issue be resolved? People are eager for justice!
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