Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lawyers ask again for Prince Andrew to testify under oath

via The London Evening Standard:

Lawyers representing the woman claiming she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew are re-sending him a letter asking him to testify under oath about the allegations, the Standard can reveal. Virginia Roberts’ legal team are delivering the document for a second time requesting his ‘voluntary cooperation in answering question about his sexual interactions’ with her. Miss Roberts’ lawyers had sent the letter directly to Buckingham Palace the first time but it was claimed it was returned without being opened. Today her lawyers told the Standard “We are attempting delivery through the British Embassy in Washington”.

It came after Andrew spoke out publicly for the first time to deny allegations he had sex with an under-age teenager. Speaking to leading figures from the worlds of politics and business at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos he said he wanted to “reiterate and reaffirm” Buckingham Palace statements dismissing accusations, made in US court documents, that he had sex with a woman on three separate occasions when she was a minor in 2001. Last night he said: “Firstly I think I must, (and) want, for the record to refer to the events that have taken place in the last few weeks and I just wish to reiterate and to reaffirm the statements which have already been made on my behalf by Buckingham Palace.”

He went on to say: “My focus is on my work.”