Prince Andrew to face civil sex assault case after US ruling
The prince has consistently denied the claims. Buckingham Palace said it would not comment on an ongoing legal matter.
The motion to dismiss the lawsuit was outlined in a 46-page decision by Judge Lewis A Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Judge Kaplan said his ruling did not determine the “truth or falsity” of Ms Giuffre’s complaint.
Ms Giuffre said she was “pleased” that Prince Andrew’s attempt to dismiss the case had been denied and “that evidence will now be taken concerning her claims against him”.
What’s next for Prince Andrew?
Ms Giuffre’s lawyer said only the parties of the settlement agreement could benefit from it, and not a “third party”.
Ms Giuffre’s lawsuit alleges she suffered “significant emotional and psychological distress” from three sex assaults
Prince Andrew’s options are “increasingly limited”, says lawyer Mark Stephens