CAUSE Andrew claims his rape accuser recruited girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and “acquired false memories”.
The Duke of York – who has now lost his royal and military titles – is battling a sex abuse case filed as a “private citizen” by Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
She alleges she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times when she was 17 – a claim the 61-year-old has always strongly denied.
But after a judge dismisses Andrew’s bid to dismiss civil case, his lawyers accused Ms Giuffre of helping to recruit underage girls for disgraced financier Epstein, documents filed in New York court.
Andrew alleges Ms Giuffre’s statements were “an attempt to dissuade her from participating in Epstein’s sex trafficking scheme, including the recruitment of young women (including at least one 14-year-old girl) age) became a sexual partner for Epstein.
And his lawyers want to question Ms. Giuffre’s husband and the psychologist as witnesses in his defense.
They asked to speak to Dr Judith Lightfoot about Ms Giuffre’s claims to have suffered “severe mental distress and trauma” as a result of her alleged ordeal.
Court documents show his lawyers also wanted to examine Dr Lightfoot’s medical notes from sessions with Ms Giuffre, now 38.
His legal team said that Andrew “considered that (Miss Giuffre) may have suffered from false memory, as evidenced by her statements about her time with Epstein and the circumstances under which (Andrew) the defendant The forced assault on her has continued to change over the years”.
The duke’s lawyers also want to question her sworn husband Robert Giuffre about her “childhood traumas and abuses” and any communications they have regarding this civil case that she has was against him.
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It comes after the Queen made the decision to strip Andrew of his HRH title on Wednesday after meeting with Charles and the Duke of Cambridge.
The decision on the bomb came after New York judge Lewis Kaplan ruled Andrew face a civil trial about his allegation of sexually abusing Miss Giuffre.
Andrew will now face his trial as an “ordinary citizen.”
His Majesty’s third child is also prohibited from using ‘His Royal Highness’ in any official capacity, and his rank was revoked in a sensational decision.
Prince William was said to have been a key figure in the judgment that stripped Andrew of his titles – and helped his grandmother realize his position as “the grave of death”.
Both he and Charles are said to have completely agreed that Andrew had to go – and did “completely angry” after he “crossed the red line”, The Sun exclusively reported.
Prince Andrew, who looked gray as he was brought in to see his mother, is understood to have dizzy from moving.
An insider said decided to reduce royal – often referred to as “her favorite son” – for a “private citizen” is one of the toughest in 70 years on the Queen’s throne.
It follows family conversations about growing problem of the “Andrew problem”.
Andrew is seeking an out-of-court settlement for Ms Giuffre. It could be up to £10 million – the amount he will get from the sale of his chalet in Verbier, Switzerland.
But in one bombshell declaration, Buckingham Palace confirmed he will now have to go alone.
The palace said: “With the Queen’s approval and consent, the military branches of the Duke of York and royal patronage rights have been returned to Her Majesty.
“The Duke of York will continue to not perform any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
Virginia claims she was drawn in by the Duke of York’s close friend Maxwell and lured into paedo Epstein’s sick sex pyramid scheme.
She alleges she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times – in London, New York and on Epstein’s Little St James island.
Her legal team argued that she was a “fearful, vulnerable child with no one there to protect” when Andrew accused her of abuse, saying “no one, whether the President or Prince, above the law”.
Andrew was named as the sole defendant in the lawsuit, which was brought under the New York State Child Victims Act, but Epstein and Maxwell are mentioned frequently throughout.
She is seeking unspecified damages and punitive damages over the charges.
But Andrew has always vehemently denied all allegations.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17335463/andrew-claim-virginia-recruited-girls-epstein/ Prince Andrew will ask Virginia rape accuser to ‘recruit girls for Epstein’ & ‘get false memories’