Prince Andrew has been charged with rape, after which his name came to light, while his name came to light during an investigation into the criminal case of dead sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Virginia Roberts Geffery filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York on Monday alleging that Shahi sexually assaulted her when she was a minor. He referred to Epstein’s Manhattan mansion and other incidents that took place elsewhere under the age of 18.
Prince Andrew, 61, has denied having sex with the victim. He denied any knowledge of Epstein’s errors. But Geoffrey is adamant and wants to be persecuted for his actions.
Geoffrey sued the Duke of York under the New York State Child Victims Act, which was introduced in 2019 to allow older abuse cases to be filed. The act, which expires on August 14, provides an opportunity for all victims to sue, no matter how historic the allegations.
Her lawyer, David Boyce, said in a statement that “if she does not do this now, she will be allowed to avoid being held accountable for her actions.” ABC News.
“And Virginia is committed to trying to avoid situations where rich and powerful people avoid any accountability for their actions,” he added.
In her lawsuit, Jeffrey is accusing Prince Andrew of not only sexual misconduct but also “intentional emotional abuse.” She is also seeking indefinite compensation and punitive damages for the charges.
“Twenty years ago, Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, position and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child where there was no one to protect him. The time for reckoning has passed. ” .
The 38-year-old alleged victim, who now lives in Australia, said in a statement that she “did not take this decision lightly” and that as a mother and wife, her “family comes first.” She also knows that her actions will lead to “further attacks by Prince Andrew and his surrogates.” But she also knows that if she does not take legal action, she will “leave them and the victims everywhere.”
Geoffrey said she was “holding Prince Andrew accountable” for what he had done to her. He argued that “the powerful and the rich are not exempt from being held accountable for their actions.” He also shared his hope that “hopefully other victims will see that it is not possible to live in silence and fear, but anyone can claim their lives and demand justice.” A royal spokesman declined to comment on the allegations when he arrived on Monday.