U.S. judge skeptical of Prince Andrew’s bid to dismiss sex abuse accuser’s suit By Reuters

U.S. judge skeptical of Prince Andrew's bid to dismiss sex abuse accuser's suit By Reuters
3/3 U.S. judge skeptical of Prince Andrew's bid to dismiss sex abuse accuser's suit © Reuters. Britain’s Britain’s Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died at the age of 99, on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. Chris Jackson/Pool via RE 2/3

By Jonathan Stempel and Luc Cohen

NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. judge on Tuesday appeared skeptical of a bid by Britain’s Prince Andrew to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was 17 and being trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

During a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan heard arguments on the prince’s contention that terms contained in a 2009 settlement between Epstein and Giuffre that paid her $500,000 to resolve a…

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