Prince Andrew’s Lawyers Say Accuser Changed Her Story

( As part of their effort to have the case against him dismissed on constitutional grounds, the US attorneys representing Prince Andrew Duke of York in the case brought against him by Virginia Giuffre are accusing Giuffre of changing her story while deliberately keeping her allegations vague.

Giuffre, 38, has alleged that she was sexually abused by Prince Andrew on three occasions in 2001 when she was 17-years-old. Lawyers representing Andrew argue that New York’s Child Victims Act, the very pretense of the suit is unconstitutional.

A hearing on their motion to dismiss the case is scheduled for January 4.

Attorney Andrew Brettler described Giuffre’s allegations against his client as “vague.” Giuffre has alleged that the Duke of York used her to “gratify” his sexual desires and accused him of “victim-shaming.” Brettler described the claims in the suit as “ambiguous at best and unintelligible at worst.”

Brettler argued that Giuffre has refused to include “anything but the most conclusory allegations.” He suggested that Giuffre’s tendency to change her story may be the reason she is keeping the allegations so vague, adding she is trying to avoid having to commit to any specific account.

Although Prince Andrew has said none of the documents in the case should remain confidential, Andrew Brettler requested the judge in the case, US District Judge Lewis Kaplan, seal the Duke’s response to Giuffre’s allegations.

Giuffre initially sued Prince Andrew in August of this year, alleging he forced her to have sex with him at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate. She also accused the Duke of sexually abusing her at Epstein’s other homes in Manhattan and the US Virgin Islands. Giuffre has also alleged that Jeffrey Epstein assaulted her as well.

Prince Andrew has strenuously denied Giuffre’s allegations and has accused her of using him to find “another payday” to profit off of her association with the late Jeffrey Epstein. Ghislaine Maxwell’s attorneys have made the same defense in Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial currently underway in New York.