A WOMAN who “saw Prince Andrew dancing with Virginia Giuffre” has agreed to testify against him in the sex assault case, è stato rivelato.
Shukri Walker is prepared to testify against the Duke of York and reveal details of an alleged encounter she had with him at Tramp nightclub in London in 2001.
Ms Walker has already given a written statement to the FBI saying she vividly remembers seeing Andrew with the then 17-year-old, il Specchio rapporti.
And now she will “do her duty” if called up as a witness, her lawyer said.
Virginia, adesso 38, claims she was forced to have sex with the duke in London, at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse and on his Caribbean island.
One of the instances where Virginia claims she was forced to have sex with the Prince was after the trip to Tramp in Mayfair.
She is trying to win damages in a New York civil lawsuit.
The Prince has vehemently denied any wrongdoing or knowledge of Epstein’s wrongdoing at the time.
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Ms Walker’s evidence could contradict Prince Andrew’s claim that he had “no recollection” of meeting Ms Giuffre.
La donna, da Londra, claims she remembers the night because she apologised to Prince Andrew after standing on his foot on the dancefloor.
But in a BBC Newsnight interview in 2019, Prince Andrew insisted he was not at the nightclub on that night – because he was with his daughter in Pizza Express in Woking, Surrey.
Ms Walker, poi 28, disse: “Lui (Andrea) looked like he was having a great time.
“And he was with this young girl who was close to my own age, perhaps even a bit younger than me.
“The young woman wasn’t smiling, it was the opposite of smiles.
‘They were with the woman who (aveva) just been arrested, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Epstein. I will never forget the night because I was told this is a real Prince.”
Her lawyer Lisa Bloom, who is representing several of Epstein’s victims, confirmed her client’s position, detto: “Ms Walker has already given her evidence to the FBI and been very consistent in what she has said.
“She had never been in the presence of a royal before or since and so it was very memorable to her.
“If she is called as a witness she will do her duty.”
Lawyers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre will give a copy of a “release” signed in 2009 – following her settlement with sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein – to the duke, The Sun On Sunday can reveal.
Andrew’s attorneys hope the clause will exempt Queen’s second son from any culpability in her sex assault claims against him – but Virginia’s lawyers have branded it “irrelevant”.
The secret agreement is said to not apply to the royal – instead releasing lawyers, employees, agents and heirs from liability in connection with the Epstein case.
Virginia’s lead lawyer, David Boies, revealed in a new legal document, filed in New York this week, that he was happy to hand the document over to Andrew’s team.
Egli ha detto: “Although we believe that the release is irrelevant to the case against Principe Andrew, now that service has been accepted and the case is proceeding to a determination on the merits, we believe that counsel for Prince Andrew have a right to review the release and to make whatever arguments they believe appropriate based on it.
“Accordingly, we have given Mr Epstein’s Estate notice of Prince Andrew’s request and have asked the Estate to consent to our providing a copy of the release to Prince Andrew’s counsel.”
It came as the prince’s US lawyer, Andrew Brettler, finally agreed he had been served – and revealed that the royal would respond to Virginia’s explosive claims by October 29.
The move formally marked an end to Andrew’s wall of silence strategy – with his lawyers promising “dismantle” his sex accuser’s allegations in detail.
Sources close to the Duke of York confirmed to The Sun On Sunday that he is to try and turn the tables on Virginia Roberts Giuffre by challenging her account.
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