(UnitedVoice.com) – In 2020, Prince Andrew said he was going to cooperate with American authorities looking into the Jeffrey Epstein case. The Queen of England’s son never followed through with that pledge. The case has now taken a surprising turn.
According to reports, prosecutors with the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) consider Prince Andrew a ‘person of interest’ in the investigation into Epstein and his alleged partner Ghislaine Maxwell. The investigative team reportedly wants to speak to the prince about his relationship with the two.
This news comes after one of Epstein’s alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, sued Prince Andrew in US court. She’s accusing the royal of sexually assaulting her when she was 17 years old. Scotland Yard is also allegedly looking into the accusations against him.
Scotland Yard again reviewing sex assault claims against Britain's Prince Andrew https://t.co/4VSTh70WQt
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As for the case in the US, it might not matter what Andrew did (or did not do). Spencer Kuvin, a lawyer representing some of Epstein’s victims, told The Mirror that he thinks the prince will try to claim diplomatic immunity. Generally, a representative of a foreign government has immunity from prosecution in a foreign country. There are questions about whether Prince Andrew qualifies. Ultimately, that’s a dispute the American and British governments will have to resolve.
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