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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    There is an article in The Independent suggesting that British love for the Monarchy is now connected to The Queen only, not the institution itself.

    As the Boomers grow older and leave the stage, younger generations start to ask what the Monarchy is for, and their clamour will grow. They will be increasingly out of place in contemporary society.

    Charles III could be the last of the British line of Kings. Or he could obviate the threat by radically downscaling the Royal households. But he looks very old now. He wonít be able to re-invigorate the Monarchy. Maybe William and Kate can, if he hands off to them in short order.
    100% agree.

    Once the Queen passes away, it's not just an end of a era, or a generation, it's the end of an institution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    There is an article in The Independent suggesting that British love for the Monarchy is now connected to The Queen only, not the institution itself.

    As the Boomers grow older and leave the stage, younger generations start to ask what the Monarchy is for, and their clamour will grow. They will be increasingly out of place in contemporary society.

    Charles III could be the last of the British line of Kings. Or he could obviate the threat by radically downscaling the Royal households. But he looks very old now. He wonít be able to re-invigorate the Monarchy. Maybe William and Kate can, if he hands off to them in short order.
    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    100% agree.

    Once the Queen passes away, it's not just an end of a era, or a generation, it's the end of an institution.
    I agree with @Robert, the British monarchy should go the way of Northern European countries or Japan (Emperor/Empress) where their role is purely ceremonial.

    Our monarch whether itís Queen, King, Regent, etc needs to relinquish their powers RE the armed forces, Church of England, signing off parliamentary laws etc, and firmly step back now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    I agree with @Robert, the British monarchy should go the way of Northern European countries or Japan (Emperor/Empress) where their role is purely ceremonial.

    Our monarch whether it’s Queen, King, Regent, etc needs to relinquish their powers RE the armed forces, Church of England, signing off parliamentary laws etc, and firmly step back now.
    King Harald of Norway is head of the armed forces and the church. He has a palace and ten other houses, and a royal yacht. His powers seem quite similar to The Queen’s actually…..

    https://www.royalcourt.no/seksjon.ht...9977&sek=27300

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    Prince Andrew faces growing calls for him to lose or relinquish his Duke of York title from those in the city.

    The royal, who faces a US civil action over sexual assault allegations, returned his patronages and military titles on Thursday.

    York Central MP Rachael Maskell said it was "untenable" for him "to cling on" to his duke title and his association with the city.

    Prince Andrew has consistently denied the claims against him.

    He stepped down from royal duties in 2019 over his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

    On Wednesday, a US court ruled that Virginia Giuffre, who claims the prince abused her in 2001, could proceed with legal action against him.

    He relinquished his military titles the next day and a source told the BBC he would no longer use the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity.

    Buckingham Palace made no announcement about his ducal title, prompting Labour MP Ms Maskell to air her concerns.

    She tweeted: "It's untenable for the Duke of York to cling onto his title another day longer.

    "This association with York must end. There's a very serious allegation made against this man of privilege and entitlement."

    Prince Andrew became Duke of York, a title traditionally granted to the monarch's second son, on his marriage in 1986.

    It was previously held by both the Queen's father, George VI, and her grandfather, George V.

    Liberal Democrat councillor Darryl Smalley, who is the executive member for culture, leisure and communities in York, said the city's connection to the crown and the monarch was part of its history.

    However, he said the prince should relinquish the title.

    While the prince had the right to a presumption of innocence, the palace and the government must consider the implications of the allegations against him, Mr Smalley said.

    He said he worried that "his name by association" could become a source of embarrassment for the city.

    "I think many people think he has lost all his titles," he said. "In York we are acutely aware that is not the case."

    However, the city's Conservative group leader Paul Doughty said he believed the tradition of innocent until proven guilty was the "cornerstone of a civilised society".

    "Likewise, I also believe that someone's position, whether a royal or otherwise should have equity in law," he said.

    "I therefore think it is right that the Duke is not afforded special treatment and faces the law as anyone else would."

    The prince gave up a number of his patronages in both the city and the county after stepping down from royal duties in 2019.

    These included his role with the York Minster Fund and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

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    I did wonder about the Dukedom of York. The Queen should take that back too.

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    Heís going to end up being addressed in court as Andrew Mountbatten-Windsor isnít he? What an embarrassment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Heís going to end up being addressed in court as Andrew Mountbatten-Windsor isnít he? What an embarrassment.
    If he shows up. I expect deposition to a British judge will be the way he chooses.

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    Lawyers for the woman accusing Prince Andrew of sexual assault are seeking testimony from two people in the UK, according to court documents

    Virginia Giuffre's legal team want Robert Olney, the prince's former assistant to provide a statement.

    They also want one from a woman who says she saw the royal in a London club with a young girl around the time Ms Giuffre claims she was abused in 2001.

    Prince Andrew has consistently denied the claims in the US civil case.

    The 61-year-old, the Queen's second son, this week failed in his attempt to have the case dismissed.

    Judge Lewis Kaplan, who is hearing the case in New York, has asked for witnesses' evidence to be taken by lawyers by 14 July and said a trial could take place in court later this year.

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    The Duke of York's lawyers want to question a psychologist who treated the woman accusing him of sexual assault, claiming she may "suffer from false memories".

    Court documents show they want Virginia Giuffre's husband, Robert, and psychologist Dr Judith Lightfoot to be examined under oath.

    Ms Giuffre's legal team want to call the prince's former assistant.

    Prince Andrew has repeatedly denied the allegations.

    With a trial due to go ahead after a judge threw out the prince's motion to dismiss the civil case, both parties are requesting help with calling witnesses overseas to give evidence.

    Judge Lewis Kaplan, who is hearing the case in New York, has asked for witnesses' evidence to be taken by lawyers by 14 July and said a trial could take place in court later this year.

    Prince Andrew, 61, faces allegations by Ms Giuffre that he was one of the men who had sex with her while she was being trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein at the age of 17 - a minor under US law.

    The prince's lawyers want to question his accuser's husband, Robert Giuffre, about their household finances and how he met his wife around 2002, according to court documents.

    They also want to ask her psychologist, Dr Judith Lightfoot, about subjects they discussed at her sessions and see her doctors' notes and medicines prescribed.

    The legal team argue Ms Giuffre, now 38, "may suffer from false memories", and also want to examine Dr Lightfoot about the "theory of false memories".

    Dr Lightfoot and Mr Giuffre, who both live in Australia, would be requested to be examined under oath in person or by videolink, the documents show.

    Meanwhile, court documents show lawyers for Ms Giuffre are seeking testimony from two people in the UK.

    Her legal team want Robert Olney, the prince's former assistant, to provide a statement.

    A letter submitted to the Royal Courts of Justice in London says Ms Giuffre has reason to believe Mr Olney has relevant information about Prince Andrews's relationship with convicted child sex offender Epstein.

    This is because Mr Olney's name appears in publicly-available copies of Epstein's phone book, her lawyers say.

    Another letter seeks testimony from Shukri Walker, explaining she stated in the press that she was a potential witness to Prince Andrew's presence at the Tramp nightclub around the time Ms Giuffre said she was abused.

    Ms Giuffre has said they visited the club in London before she was assaulted in 2001, but the court documents note the duke has denied being at Tramp on the night in question or ever having met Ms Giuffre.

    The developments come after Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that Prince Andrew's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen.

    "The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen," the palace said in a statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    The Duke of York's lawyers want to question a psychologist who treated the woman accusing him of sexual assault, claiming she may "suffer from false memories".
    "False Memory Syndrome" is taken more seriously in the US than UK, but it smacks of desperation.

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    Clearly Andrew is the one with the weak memory! He got caught lying with his pants down claiming he had never met Virgina, then the photo is leaked - with Maxwell as added bonus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    "False Memory Syndrome" is taken more seriously in the US than UK, but it smacks of desperation.
    This is one serious gaslighting attempt by Andrew, the soon to be ex-Duke. What a downfall.

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    Prince Andrew has been accused of "victim blaming" and "gaslighting" after his lawyers asked for Virginia Giuffre's mental health records - including confidential notes from her counselling sessions.

    The Duke of York's legal team want to question Ms Giuffre's psychologist Dr Judith Lightfoot about her "alleged emotional and psychological harm and damages".

    His lawyers have requested permission to inspect prescriptions written by Dr Lightfoot for Ms Giuffre - who has accused Andrew of sexual assault - as well as the expert's notes from their sessions together.

    They also want to quiz the psychologist on the "theory of false memories" and ask her questions about Ms Giuffre's "alleged childhood trauma and abuse".

    A source close to Prince Andrew told Sky News the duke's legal team is "perfectly entitled to test her claims".

    'It's the lowest of the low'

    Dr Charlotte Proudman, a barrister and Cambridge academic specialising in violence against women, said it appeared Andrew was trying to use Ms Giuffre's medical records to discredit her.

    Prince Andrew's lawyers want to interview Virginia Giuffre's husband after duke claims she 'may suffer from false memories'

    "It's nothing more than victim blaming and gaslighting," she told Sky News.

    "Looking through her intimate, personal records when she would have told that person that information in the strictest confidence.

    "For that to be used, manipulated and twisted against her is likely to be harmful and extremely damaging, and probably will be traumatising.

    "It's another form of abuse but this time through the court process."

    Dr Proudman said she hoped that Ms Giuffre opposed the request for details of her counselling sessions.

    "It's a really low tactic," she added. "It's the lowest of the low."

    The source close to the Duke of York said: "Ms Giuffre put her mental health at issue by suing for emotional distress damages.

    "The duke's legal team are perfectly entitled to test her claims, determine her damages, if any, and see what she told her therapist or not."

    Andrew sex assault civil case: What happens next and what are his options?

    Andrew's lawyers criticised request for proof of 'sweat claim'

    Previously, Ms Giuffre's legal team had requested the duke provide proof he had a medical condition which meant he did not sweat.

    The royal made the claim in his 2019 Newsnight interview after Ms Giuffre alleged he had been sweating heavily as they danced at a nightclub.

    Andrew's lawyers reportedly said the request for evidence of his inability to sweat was "harassing" and sought confidential, private information, before adding: "No such documents exist in his possession."

    Ms Giuffre, formerly known as Virginia Roberts, is suing Andrew in the US for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

    She claims she was trafficked by Andrew's friend Jeffrey Epstein, the convicted paedophile, to have sex with the duke when she was 17.

    Andrew - who was stripped of his military titles this week - has vehemently denied the allegations against him.

    'False memory' defence is 'go-to tactic'

    After a judge rejected the royal's attempt to have the lawsuit thrown out, Andrew has claimed in court documents that Ms Giuffre, now 38, "may be suffering from false memories".

    A "false memory" defence was used by Ghislaine Maxwell in her trial after her lawyers claimed the passage of time, alongside the intense media scrutiny of her case, had corrupted the memory of the accusers and witnesses.

    Dr Proudman said it was "the go-to tactic of alleged and found perpetrators to allege that victims have misremembered things".

    Maxwell was found guilty of recruiting underage girls to be sexually abused by her ex-boyfriend, Epstein, and will be sentenced in June.

    Ahead of a civil trial planned for later this year, lawyers for Ms Giuffre have sought witness accounts from Andrew's former assistant Robert Olney and a woman called Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen the royal "with a young girl" in London's Tramp nightclub.

    Ms Walker allegedly saw the royal "with a young girl around the time that (Ms Giuffre) contends Prince Andrew abused her in London after visiting Tramp Nightclub", court documents say.

    https://news.sky.com/story/prince-an...cords-12517567


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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    This is one serious gaslighting attempt by Andrew, the soon to be ex-Duke. What a downfall.
    I could believe that a child holds false memories.

    Sometimes an adult and a therapist can unconsciously combine to conflate an incident that didn’t happen during childhood.

    But Guiffre wasn’t a child when the alleged sexual assault is said to have occurred, so this tactic won’t stand up legally.

    Man up: either settle, or face the accuser at trial. But I don’t think Guiffre will settle. She wants Windsor financially and reputationally destroyed.

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    Ghislaine Maxwell Agrees to Release of Names of 8 ‘John Does’
    Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre is fighting for the release of the eight names, cited in a 2015 lawsuit against Maxwell.
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgmj...EZ8QLsvArMWiJM

    Things just got interesting. I wonder if Andrew is one of these or perhaps Bil Gates or others. @Technics 1210


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgmj...EZ8QLsvArMWiJM

    Things just got interesting. I wonder if Andrew is one of these or perhaps Bil Gates or others. @Technics 1210
    I think Epstein's black book is about to become famous. No doubt Andrew is one of the enteries, along with Gates and Clinton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    I think Epstein's black book is about to become famous. No doubt Andrew is one of the enteries, along with Gates and Clinton!
    Im hoping some names will be Israelis, such as Ehud Barak who was pictured leaving Esptein house. Also hardcore Zionist Alan Dershowitz.

    I think there is also evidence Epstein was working for Mossad. It maybe much of the western foriegn policy is in favour of Israel because use blackmail when having evidence of their abuse. I highly doubt this link, huge issue will never come out but you never know when someone is facing 40 years. If she manages to live a few more weeks...


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Im hoping some names will be Israelis, such as Ehud Barak who was pictured leaving Esptein house. Also hardcore Zionist Alan Dershowitz.

    I think there is also evidence Epstein was working for Mossad. It maybe much of the western foriegn policy is in favour of Israel because use blackmail when having evidence of their abuse. I highly doubt this link, huge issue will never come out but you never know when someone is facing 40 years. If she manages to live a few more weeks...
    Not far off. Wouldn't be the first time Mossad/Zionists held people of power to ransom.

    Epstein himself wasn't some super trader yet ended up being a Billionaire. Hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Not far off. Wouldn't be the first time Mossad/Zionists held people of power to ransom.

    Epstein himself wasn't some super trader yet ended up being a Billionaire. Hmm.
    Check out Tim Dillion and Lex Fridman podcast.


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    Duke of Yorkís Twitter account deleted as monarchy swiftly updates own website!

    https://www.itv.com/news/2022-01-19/...es-own-website

    Yup, he's innocent! Dear oh dear.

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    A report in the i yesterday suggested that Guiffre will not be able to force Windsor to pay up in court, and may have to launch a second action in the UK. How she might fund such an action is unclear unless rich people help her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    A report in the i yesterday suggested that Guiffre will not be able to force Windsor to pay up in court, and may have to launch a second action in the UK. How she might fund such an action is unclear unless rich people help her.
    Wouldnít need rich people, if she set up a standard crowdfunder for it then she would get millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Wouldnít need rich people, if she set up a standard crowdfunder for it then she would get millions.
    Fair point. So many people would donate.

    Andrew really is screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Fair point. So many people would donate.

    Andrew really is screwed.
    I would probably donate. He is a privileged man who abused his power and needs to be held to account by facing his accuser in person.

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    The Alliance Party of NI has asked HM Gov to remove his name from the official birthdays list.

    https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/b...Uzz4Zxkn8emjI8

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    A former maid at Buckingham Palace says she was berated by Prince Andrew over a tiny gap in his curtains and reduced to tears.

    Charlotte Briggs claims the Duke of York yelled: ‘Can’t you f***ing do anything right?’, as she ran up and down the stairs to sort the ‘extremely heavy’ drapes.
    https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/21/andre...says-15957695/

    This bloke is a real nasty man.

    I hope in the future some criminal case takes place, needs to be locked up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/21/andre...says-15957695/

    This bloke is a real nasty man.

    I hope in the future some criminal case takes place, needs to be locked up.
    Not locked up but made an example of.

    The Falkandís hero reduced to zero. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/21/andre...says-15957695/

    This bloke is a real nasty man.

    I hope in the future some criminal case takes place, needs to be locked up.
    He sounds like an overgrown man-child who went mad with power and privilege.

    The more stories that come out, the more that these serious allegations against Andrew become entirely believable to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    https://metro.co.uk/2022/01/21/andre...says-15957695/

    This bloke is a real nasty man.

    I hope in the future some criminal case takes place, needs to be locked up.
    Lol every tom dom and harry will have stories about Andrew and his behaviour now.

    His name is going to be in the papers for a long long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyVenom View Post
    Lol every tom dom and harry will have stories about Andrew and his behaviour now.

    His name is going to be in the papers for a long long time.
    This is because the Royal family are exempt from Freedom of Press and Freedom of Information act. Meaning now Peado Andrew is a private citizen his victims et al are not only free to speak out by so too the press!

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    He sounds like an overgrown man-child who went mad with power and privilege.

    The more stories that come out, the more that these serious allegations against Andrew become entirely believable to be honest.
    Second son syndrome.

    The first son is coached from birth to become monarch. The second is given free reign to hunt, shoot, party, chase girls. Some of our worst ever Kings were the second son - Richard Lionheart, Henry VIII. Though George VI was an exception to the rule. He was decent and responsible. Perhaps his speech impediment had something to do with that - made him more measured and sensible.

    When I was a youngster, Andrew was considered a sex symbol and massively eligible bachelor. Handsome Prince, RN Officer. Yank women loved him. He had a string of gorgeous girlfriends.

    Never needed to get mixed up with Epstein and Maxwell to get girls.

    Maybe he lost his way after divorce from Sarah.

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    Prince Andrew: Lawyers demand US jury trial in Virginia Giuffre case

    Lawyers for Prince Andrew have written to a US judge to demand a jury trial in a civil lawsuit brought by a woman who has accused him of sexual assault.

    Virginia Giuffre, 38, alleges that he sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager at the homes of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

    The Duke of York has consistently denied all the allegations against him.

    But Ms Giuffre's lawyer dismissed it as a "PR move", adding her client had already asked for a jury trial.
    Lisa Bloom said Prince Andrew's request was "meaningless" as it was Ms Giuffre's constitutional right to have a jury trial if she asked for one.

    In the court documents, his legal team submitted several reasons why they believe the case should be dismissed.

    The 11-page document filed on Wednesday states that Prince Andrew "admits that he met Epstein in or around 1999," but denies that he participated in any abuse with the late financier.

    It also adds that the prince hopes for "further relieve as this court may deem just and proper".

    The lawyers argue that Ms Giuffre has no legal basis to bring the case since she is a permanent resident of Australia.

    They also refer to a 2009 settlement agreement between Ms Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein, a longtime associate of Prince Andrew.

    Epstein, a convicted sex offender, killed himself in prison in 2019 while awaiting a sex trafficking trial. British socialite Maxwell was found guilty last month of grooming underage girls to be abused by him.

    Ms Giuffre is suing the Queen's son for allegedly sexually assaulting her in London, New York and the Virgin Islands when she was a teenager.

    She is seeking unspecified damages, but there is speculation the sum could be in the millions of dollars.

    Earlier in the month, a judge ruled that the case could proceed.Buckingham Palace later stripped Prince Andrew of his military titles and patronages, and said he would contest the case as a private individual.

    The new court documents describe the Queen's second son as "Prince Andrew, Duke of York aka Andrew Albert Christian Edward, in his personal capacity".

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-60149024
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    Well, bless my soul.

    He has found the guts to face his accuser.

    I think it will go badly for him though, similar to the Maitlis interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Well, bless my soul.

    He has found the guts to face his accuser.

    I think it will go badly for him though, similar to the Maitlis interview.
    I think he had no choice, running away didnt work out well.

    Im hoping he will incrimate himself further so a criminal case can be bought forward.

    Andrews laywers will attack the accuser but the jury will not accept such claims.

    I think its time for the Royals to be very worried, their name will be put through mud because of this alleged peado who was at one time 2nd to the throne.


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    Im hoping these callers have now realised their error of judgement in defending Andrew.

    @Technics 2010 2nd caller lol


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    Prince Andrew has denied being a close friend of convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, in a legal response to the woman who is suing him in the US for sexual assault.

    Lawyers for the prince also say he wants to go before a jury to contest the claim brought by Virginia Giuffre.

    The Duke of York has consistently denied all the allegations against him.

    Ms Giuffre alleges he assaulted her when she was 17 at homes owned by Maxwell and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

    But in the 11-page court document, filed on Wednesday, Prince Andrew's legal team list a number of reasons why they believe her civil lawsuit should be dismissed.

    One factor they ask the court to consider is the issue of consent.

    The document says: "Assuming, without admitting, that Giuffre has suffered any injury or damage alleged in the complaint, Giuffre's claims are barred by the doctrine of consent."

    The document also states that Prince Andrew "admits that he met Epstein in or around 1999", but denies that he participated in any abuse with the late financier.

    On the matter of a photograph of the prince with his arm around Ms Giuffre, with Maxwell in the background, his lawyers say they do not have enough information to admit or deny its existence.

    Elsewhere, the document "denies" Ms Guiffre's claim that Prince Andrew was a close friend of Maxwell.

    Writing to a US judge, his lawyers state: "Prince Andrew hereby demands a trial by jury on all causes of action asserted in the complaint."

    US lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents a number of Maxwell's and Epstein's accusers, called this demand a "PR move", saying Ms Giuffre had already asked for a jury trial.

    She said Prince Andrew's request was "meaningless" as it was Ms Giuffre's constitutional right to have a jury trial if she asked for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    I think he had no choice, running away didnt work out well.

    Im hoping he will incrimate himself further so a criminal case can be bought forward.

    Andrews laywers will attack the accuser but the jury will not accept such claims.

    I think its time for the Royals to be very worried, their name will be put through mud because of this alleged peado who was at one time 2nd to the throne.
    Hence the Queen effectively defrocking her son.

    The jury would certainly have found for the plaintiff, had the defendant not turned up. So this is his best chance to clear his name.

    But I think the plaintiff will be awarded US$millions, which Windsor will have to pay from his own pocket with no help from the Queen. In which case he will be broken financially as well as reputationally. He wonít be able to afford that retreat in Bermuda @James mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post



    Im hoping these callers have now realised their error of judgement in defending Andrew.

    @Technics 2010 2nd caller lol
    Hahaha. Cannot believe the caller mentioned anti-Semitism! Cannot believe these 3 callers are supporting Andrew either! They are even trying to justify friendship with peados! I bet the callers are lefties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Well, bless my soul.

    He has found the guts to face his accuser.

    I think it will go badly for him though, similar to the Maitlis interview.
    Incorrect. Andrew has not found the guts, he is now forced to face his accuser now that he is a private citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Maxwell should spill the beans. Her life is over now, might as well grass on her clientele!
    If the conspiracy theory regarding Epstein is correct she may be in fear of her life unless she keeps silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Hence the Queen effectively defrocking her son.

    The jury would certainly have found for the plaintiff, had the defendant not turned up. So this is his best chance to clear his name.

    But I think the plaintiff will be awarded US$millions, which Windsor will have to pay from his own pocket with no help from the Queen. In which case he will be broken financially as well as reputationally. He wonít be able to afford that retreat in Bermuda @James mentioned.
    Couldnít happen to a nicer man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Incorrect. Andrew has not found the guts, he is now forced to face his accuser now that he is a private citizen.

    Not at all, the US civil court has no power to compel him to attend.

    If he was wanted on a Federal charge, then extradition could occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    Not at all, the US civil court has no power to compel him to attend.

    If he was wanted on a Federal charge, then extradition could occur.
    We've been through this and this isn't the point.

    Yes civil courts in USA have no power to compel him to attend, and he could've blanked it, but now he is a PRIVATE citizen. The dynamics have completely changed with all his titles and respective immunities stripped off.

    He could still technically not attend as it is a civil case but now he has no option but to face his accuser.

    What I find surprising Andrew's lawyers now want a trial with jury. Clearly a move designed for the accuser to drop charges or face trial herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Hahaha. Cannot believe the caller mentioned anti-Semitism! Cannot believe these 3 callers are supporting Andrew either! They are even trying to justify friendship with peados! I bet the callers are lefties.
    Sadly there are thousands still in the UK who still support or cant accept their Royal Prince being an alleged peado.

    The 2nd caller was a joke but probably the most important in terms of knowing Espteins link to Israel will never be exposed because they are protected by the Anti-semitism paywall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    Sadly there are thousands still in the UK who still support or cant accept their Royal Prince being an alleged peado.

    The 2nd caller was a joke but probably the most important in terms of knowing Espteins link to Israel will never be exposed because they are protected by the Anti-semitism paywall.
    Agree, the second caller did not want Isreal or a Jew (Epstein) to be exposed, so as per routine, shout Anti-semitism! Though very surprised JoB killed the call! Even by his liberal standards it was beyond a joke! LoL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Agree, the second caller did not want Isreal or a Jew (Epstein) to be exposed, so as per routine, shout Anti-semitism! Though very surprised JoB killed the call! Even by his liberal standards it was beyond a joke! LoL!
    He knows he has to drop the call, any sort of response saying stop being dramatic or using the race card could get him fired.


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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60170912

    Prince Andrew gives up honorary membership at prestigious golf club

    The Duke of York has given up his honorary membership of the prestigious Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in Scotland.

    The decision follows Prince Andrew's loss of military titles and royal patronages as he contests a civil sexual assault case in the US.

    His lawyers this week said he was ready to face a jury trial in New York over claims brought by Virginia Giuffre.

    Prince Andrew, a former captain of the club, had been a member since 1992.

    "I can confirm that The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has received notification that the Duke of York will relinquish his honorary membership.

    ďWe respect and appreciate his decision," said a spokesman for one of the world's most famous golf clubs.

    Members of the club, of which the Queen is the royal patron, were informed of the decision on Friday morning.

    A source close to Prince Andrew said of ending his golf club membership: "This is in line with the recent announcement from Buckingham Palace."

    That refers to the announcement earlier this month that Prince Andrew would face the civil court case as a private citizen, no longer using the title of His Royal Highness.

    He also lost a number of military titles, including Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and royal patronages.

    Buckingham Palace had said the prince would continue not to undertake any public duties.

    This latest decision marks a further withdrawal from public life for Prince Andrew and it might be seen as a personal blow to the golf-loving prince.

    He has attended major golf tournaments - sometimes with rows about the cost of the trips - and has played high-profile games, including against former US President Bill Clinton.

    Prince Andrew has consistently denied all Virginia Giuffre's allegations of wrongdoing and his lawyers said he was ready to contest the allegations being brought before the court in New York.

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    St Andrews is a great golf course , arguably the most presitgious in the world.

    After his trial, Andrew may never be seen again in public!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    St Andrews is a great golf course , arguably the most presitgious in the world.

    After his trial, Andrew may never be seen again in public!
    Might? The guy is done. Andrew knows he is guilty. No one who is innocent would be stripped off or relinquish their titles and responsibilities.

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    Prince Andrew's former assistant could give a sworn statement as part of the the civil sexual assault case against the duke, after a formal request from a New York judge.

    Lawyers for Virginia Giuffre - Prince Andrew's accuser in the case - had requested help to obtain testimony from Robert Olney.

    Mr Olney previously worked for the prince as his equerry.

    Prince Andrew, 61, has consistently denied Ms Giuffre's allegations.

    She says the duke sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17 and being trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

    Epstein, a convicted sex offender, died in prison in 2019 while awaiting a sex trafficking trial.

    Ms Giuffre's lawyers say Mr Olney's name and phone number were in the contacts book of Epstein and that the former assistant would have knowledge of his relationship with Prince Andrew.


    US judge Lewis A Kaplan released his correspondence sent to London's High Court, formally asking for assistance in the civil case brought by Ms Giuffre, on Monday evening,

    The request, under an international legal convention between co-operating courts, means that the British court must now decide whether to become involved in Prince Andrew's battle.

    In the letter to Senior Master Elizbeth Fontaine, the official who manages requests from foreign courts for assistance, Judge Kaplan said any evidence obtained from Mr Olney would be used in Ms Giuffre's civil damages claim against the prince.

    As Prince Andrew's former equerry, Judge Kaplan said Mr Olney was likely to have "relevant information" about travel to and from Epstein's properties and about the duke's relationship with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who was found guilty last month of grooming underage girls.

    The judge said that if his request was accepted, Mr Olney should be questioned about any communications that touch on Ms Giuffre, given that Prince Andrew claims he has never met her or sexually abused her.

    He has also sent a request asking for a statement to be taken from Shukri Walker, who has said she saw Prince Andrew at Tramps night club in London in March 2001 with a young woman who may have been Ms Giuffre.


    Two more requests have been sent to the Australian attorney general, fulfilling applications from Prince Andrew's team.

    The first is a request for Australian authorities to take a statement from Robert Giuffre, Ms Giuffre's husband, concerning what she may have told him in the past. The second is a request to obtain the co-operation of Ms Giuffre's therapist Dr Judith Lightfoot.

    The judge asked for Mr Giuffre's testimony to include how he met his wife, his discussions with her about Andrew, her alleged childhood trauma and abuse, and her relationship with Epstein and Maxwell.

    The letter also asks for his testimony to include all claims Ms Giuffre has made against the duke, her alleged emotional and psychological harm and damages, her role in trafficking and recruiting young girls for Epstein and the Giuffre household's finances.

    A separate letter to Dr Lightfoot has asked her evidence to include Ms Giuffre's medical treatment and diagnosis, as well as issues discussed during their sessions and claims made about Prince Andrew.

    It also seeks testimony on Dr Lightfoot's opinions of the alleged psychological harm suffered by Ms Giuffre, a theory of false memories and the consequences of her childhood trauma.

    Judge Kaplan has requested that the testimony of all four witnesses be completed by 29 April.

    Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace stripped Prince Andrew of his military titles and patronages, and said he would contest the case as a private individual.


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    A US judge has asked for Prince Andrew's former assistant, Robert Olney, to give evidence as part of the civil sex assault case brought by the duke's accuser Virginia Giuffre.

    Ms Giuffre is suing the duke in her home country of the US, claiming she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew's friend and a convicted sex offender, to have sex with the royal when she was 17 - a minor under US law.

    The duke is also alleged to have sexually abused Ms Giuffre during a visit to Epstein's private island, Little St James, and on a separate occasion at Epstein's Manhattan mansion.

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    Prince Andrew will give evidence under oath next month as part of the civil sex assault case being brought against him, it has been confirmed.

    "We agreed to voluntarily produce the duke for a deposition on 10 March," a source close to him said.

    Andrew, 61, has strenuously denied all allegations against him.

    He will face what is known as a deposition in London, in what has been described as a neutral location.

    The source said his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, has not yet committed to a date or location for her deposition, "despite repeated requests", the PA news agency reported.

    The Duke of York's deposition - the process of taking sworn, out of court testimony - is expected to last two days and will be conducted by Ms Giuffre's lawyers, David Boies and Sigrid McCawley, the Daily Telegraph reported.

    Andrew's former assistant, Robert Olney, and Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen him in Tramp nightclub, are also due to give depositions, the newspaper added.

    Ms Giuffre is suing the duke for damages, claiming she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the royal when she was 17.

    It is alleged to have happened at Ghislaine Maxwell's London home in the early 2000s. Under US law, Ms Giuffre was a minor at the time.

    The duke is also alleged to have sexually abused Ms Giuffre during a visit to Epstein's private island, Little St James, and on a separate occasion at the financier's New York mansion.

    Lawyers for Ms Maxwell have filed a motion for a retrial after she was found guilty of recruiting underage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein.

    Mr Boies has spoken of "confronting" the Queen's second son "at his deposition and at trial".

    In 2010, Time magazine listed the lawyer as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

    Prince Andrew has asked for a jury trial, and the set piece is scheduled to take place between September and December.

    The parties need to confirm by 28 July whether they wish to proceed to that stage.

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    Prince Andrew has settled a civil sexual assault case brought against him in the US by Virginia Giuffre, court documents show.

    Ms Giuffre had been suing the Duke of York, claiming he sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17, allegations he has repeatedly denied.

    A document submitted to a US court on Tuesday said the duke and Ms Giuffre had reached an out-of-court settlement.

    It said he would make a "substantial donation to Ms Giuffre's charity".

    The document stated that Prince Andrew had "never intended to malign Ms Giuffre's character" and that he recognised she had "suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks".

    It added that the duke pledged to "demonstrate his regret for his association" with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein by supporting the "fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims".

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    Prince Andrew and his accuser Virginia Giuffre have reached an out-of-court settlement in the civil sex claim filed in the US.

    The Duke of York has always denied the allegations.

    And in a letter submitted to the United States District Court on Tuesday, Ms Giuffre's lawyer David Boies wrote jointly with Andrew's lawyers to say that the parties had "reached a settlement in principle".

    Court documents show the duke will make a "substantial donation to Ms Giuffre's charity in support of victims' rights".

    Representatives of the duke said they would not be commenting further than what was said in the documents submitted to the court
    Andrew has also pledged to "demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein" by supporting the "fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims".

    Ms Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, made the claim against Andrew for damages in her home country of the US, claiming she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew's friend, to have sex with the royal when she was 17, a minor under US law.

    An attachment to the letter announcing the settlement gave brief details of the agreement between Andrew and Ms Giuffre but indicated the sum would not be disclosed.

    Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured in a photo believed to have been taken in 2001. Pic: Rex/Shutterstock
    Prince Andrew: US judge wants duke's ex-assistant to give testimony in civil sex assault case

    The Duke of York drives off in the NSPCC Duke of York Pro-Am at the Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, where he was playing with Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia.

    It read: "Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew have reached an out of court settlement.

    "The parties will file a stipulated dismissal upon Ms Giuffre's receipt of the settlement (the sum of which is not being disclosed).

    "Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre's charity in support of victims' rights.

    "Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms. Giuffre's character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks.

    "It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years.

    "Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein, and commends the bravery of Ms Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.

    "He pledges to demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims."

    Responding to the settlement, Mr Boies said: "I believe this event speaks for itself."

    In January, the duke's lawyers submitted 11 reasons why the case against him should be dismissed, saying he demanded a trial by jury.

    Mr Boies, said his client and legal team were looking forward to "confronting" the royal about his "denials".

    Representatives of the duke said they would not be commenting further than what was said in the documents submitted to the court.

    Sky's royal correspondent Rhiannon Mills said: "It has to be said, this settlement has come out of the blue.

    "In recent weeks and months we have simply seen ongoing brinkmanship between the two sides…

    "And certainly in recent weeks it did appear this case was heading to trial and we know the judge had put that potential date in the diary.

    "But now a settlement has been reached."

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    So he will potentially get away with a crime because he is rich and can afford and out of court settlement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    So he will potentially get away with a crime because he is rich and can afford and out of court settlement?
    The alleged victim would rather have the money it seems. She has a previous settlement and now will be mega rich imo.

    Andrew has not confessed, he will continue to plead innocent away from public life.

    Moral of the story, the rich and powerful can have their own island with a peadophile temple, because they are pretty much untouchable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    The alleged victim would rather have the money it seems. She has a previous settlement and now will be mega rich imo.

    Andrew has not confessed, he will continue to plead innocent away from public life.

    Moral of the story, the rich and powerful can have their own island with a peadophile temple, because they are pretty much untouchable.
    Surely Andrew should be prosecuted in a criminal court? This is making a mockery of the system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Surely Andrew should be prosecuted in a criminal court? This is making a mockery of the system
    Depends. Let me give you an example. If there was concrete evidence of Andrew abusing a minor in the UK. If Andrew then is residing in the palace of the Queen, by law the police cannot enter to arrest him. Of course this will not likely ever happen but the Royals are not only protected by wealth, influence, rich friends but also by the law!.


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    Guilty.

    No one innocent would ever make a deal to end a case out of court.

    You would fight till then instead of paying Millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Surely Andrew should be prosecuted in a criminal court? This is making a mockery of the system
    He would be able to exile himself within Buckingham Palace and claim sovereign immunity.

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    Btw.

    Andrew is effectively confirmed guilty (or as good as) by settling in my opinion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Btw.
    How? Has he made a statement or his laywers?
    Last edited by James; 15th February 2022 at 23:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Guilty.

    No one innocent would ever make a deal to end a case out of court.

    You would fight till then instead of paying Millions.
    Especially when you are over 60 years old with nothing else to do.

    I can understand why guys like Ronaldo and Michael Jackson may have gone the plea bargain route as a court trial may not be worth their time and the money dished out is chicken feed in comparison to what they earn, but what exactly does Prince Andrew do that he can’t take out the time to clear his name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Especially when you are over 60 years old with nothing else to do.

    I can understand why guys like Ronaldo and Michael Jackson may have gone the plea bargain route as a court trial may not be worth their time and the money dished out is chicken feed in comparison to what they earn, but what exactly does Prince Andrew do that he can’t take out the time to clear his name?
    Andrew is, or rather was, the head of many charities and foundations. He wasn't actually doing nothing for 60 odd years, he was still very much the face of the Monarchy and was constantly in the public sphere. Do not under estimate his wealth, which is tied with his Mother's estate, the Queen, it runs into the Billions.

    The point I am making is that why would someone who claims to be innocent, be it MJ, Ronaldo, or Andrew, settle out of court?

    If he were innocent then he wouldn't be afraid to take it all the way and when proven innocent, sue the hell out of his accuser for liabel damages etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    How? Has he made a statement or his laywers?
    Figure of speech.

    Settlement confirms his guilt imo.

    (I will edit my post for clarity!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Figure of speech.

    Settlement confirms his guilt imo.

    (I will edit my post for clarity!)
    In theory yes. In reality we know he is guilty.

    However a civil out of court settlement can be made without admission or acceptance of anything. Here it seems Andrew is sorry for chilling with the likes of Epstein and Maxwell and nothing more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    In theory yes. In reality we know he is guilty.

    However a civil out of court settlement can be made without admission or acceptance of anything. Here it seems Andrew is sorry for chilling with the likes of Epstein and Maxwell and nothing more.
    Why would an ‘innocent’ settle out of court?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Why would an ‘innocent’ settle out of court?
    In US, a settlement means just that, they settle the dispute or civil case. One can settle without discussing anything or admitting guilt.

    Of course in this case, we know he is guilty and as a Royal has enough money to not further embrass himself.

    I would say the victim should never have taken the cash, but her life I guesss.


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    The Duke of York will pay his accuser more than £12 million using money from the Queen, The Telegraph can disclose.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...ew-settlement/

    He wont lose a penny! Mommy will pay for it all.

    Time for the Queen to step down too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...ew-settlement/

    He wont lose a penny! Mommy will pay for it all.

    Time for the Queen to step down too.
    Barbaric family.

    This is nothing for them. They will justify their evil through historical atrocities committed by Kings in the royal lineage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    So he will potentially get away with a crime because he is rich and can afford and out of court settlement?
    Nothing new, the wealthy pretty much get away with anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingKhanWC View Post
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...ew-settlement/

    He wont lose a penny! Mommy will pay for it all.

    Time for the Queen to step down too.
    Lol, Charles incoming with his mate Camilla !(sorry partner) to be the next queen lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Technics 1210 View Post
    Why would an ‘innocent’ settle out of court?
    An innocent person could settle to focus on their career. Michael Jackson for instance settled because he risked losing millions if his tour schedule was disrupted to attend court.

    Andrew doesn't even have this excuse going for him.

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    People settle out of court in business decisions when they feel hiring lawyers to defend them would cost as much or potentially higher, plus the time factor to fight the court battles, etc so just paying out is the convenient way out, but the key here is that it usually happens when the defendant knows his or her case is not as solid or they have doubts about whether they can pull it off successfully.

    I feel a vast majority of out of court settlements are done by those who are actually guilty or partially guilty.


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    Epstein: Model scout Jean-Luc Brunel found dead in jail

    A French modelling agent and a former associate of deceased US financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his prison cell in Paris.

    Jean-Luc Brunel was found hanged in his cell in La Santť prison on Saturday morning, French media report.

    He has been in custody since being placed under formal investigation in 2020, accused of sexual harassment and the rape of minors aged between 15 and 18 in France.

    Mr Brunel had denied any wrongdoing.
    Police have opened an inquiry into the circumstances of his death.

    Mr Brunel co-founded French modelling agency Karin Models in 1977, and MC2 Model Management in the US with funding from Epstein.

    Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in a New York prison in 2019 as he awaited trial over allegations he ran a network using underage girls for sex.

    He was already a convicted sex offender, having pleaded guilty to prostitution charges involving a minor in Florida in 2008.

    Mr Brunel was arrested at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport in November 2019 as he was preparing to board a flight to Senegal.

    His arrest was the result of an inquiry by French prosecutors into rape and sexual assault allegations against Epstein, focusing on potential crimes committed against French victims and suspects who are French citizens.

    US court documents also allege Mr Brunel procured girls for Epstein, flying them from France to the US and promising them modelling contracts.

    Virginia Giuffre, one of the main complainants in Epstein's prosecution, has alleged she had been forced into sex with Mr Brunel.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60443518

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    Another dodgy death.

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    Genuinely think itís the royal family thatís been behind these deaths. Next on the radar for the Queen is Ghislaine Maxwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YousafTheBeast View Post
    Genuinely think itís the royal family thatís been behind these deaths. Next on the radar for the Queen is Ghislaine Maxwell.
    I donít know ďwhoĒ it is thatís doing it, but there is clearly a pattern of hired hits being carried out by somebody.

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    NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) - Prince Andrew on Tuesday formally requested a dismissal of Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, as Britain's finance ministry confirmed that no public funds were used in their settlement.

    Andrew and Giuffre filed a joint stipulation of dismissal in Manhattan federal court, where it is expected to win approval from U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan.

    The Feb. 15 settlement included an undisclosed payment, with Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth, making a "substantial donation" to Giuffre's charity in support of victims' rights. read more

    Andrew, the Duke of York, did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing to settle the civil lawsuit. He has not been accused of criminal wrongdoing.

    The finance ministry issued its comment after The Sun, a British tabloid, said Andrew's older brother Prince Charles was bankrolling most of the settlement, with the queen chipping in.

    Giuffre's case had focused on Andrew's friendship with the late Jeffrey Epstein, the financier and sex offender who the 38-year-old Giuffre said also sexually abused her.

    Andrew, 62, denied Giuffre's accusations that he forced her to have sex when she was 17 at the London home of Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's mansion in Manhattan, and Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    The allegations and Andrew's relationship with Epstein severely damaged the prince's reputation, forcing Queen Elizabeth's second son to give up his royal patronages and no longer be known as "His Royal Highness."

    Epstein killed himself at age 66 in a Manhattan jail in August 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell is seeking a new trial after being convicted in December of recruiting and grooming underage girls for Epstein to abuse.


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    Prince Andrew and his ex-wife have been named in a High Court ruling on a case featuring an elderly Turkish woman and a Turkish businessman.

    A judge has been told that "substantial funds" were paid to the Duke and Duchess of York.

    The pair were then named by deputy High Court judge David Halpern in a recent ruling on the case, which covers a dispute between Nebahat Isbilen, who is in her 70s, and London-based businessman Selman Turk.

    Mrs Isbilen had required assistance moving her assets out of Turkey after her husband was put in prison due to his "political affiliations", the judge was told.

    Former banker Mr Turk had agreed to help Mrs Isbilen to relocate her assets out of reach of Turkish authorities.

    The elderly woman has since alleged that Mr Turk "breached fiduciary obligations he owed to her" and "advances claims in deceit".

    The litigation is ongoing, with Mr Turk fighting the case, but a number of preliminary rulings have been published.

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of York arrive at a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London. Picture date: Tuesday March 29, 2022.

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of York leaving after a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London. Picture date: Tuesday March 29, 2022.

    Judge Halpern said a lawyer representing Mrs Isbilen had told him, in an affidavit, that information had emerged to show evidence given by Mr Turk was "misleading".

    He said solicitor Jonathan Tickner had told him how evidence showed that "money was used for purposes unconnected with Mrs Isbilen, e.g., substantial sums were paid to Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and to Sarah, Duchess of York".


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    The judge added that barrister Dan McCourt Fritz, who represents Mrs Isbilen, had told him the "total sums which his client claims were misappropriated" amounted to some $50 million (about £38 million).

    "Mr Turk has provided explanations for approximately two-thirds of these sums, most of which have been allegedly spent on professional or other fees or lost in bad investments," judge Halpern added, in his ruling.

    "No explanation at all has been given for the remaining one-third."

    A spokesperson for Prince Andrew said they were unable to comment on an ongoing court case.

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