Tom Sykes, Tim Teeman
Sun, 19 June 2022, 1:30 pm
Prince Andrew could face subpoena in new Epstein case
The notion that Prince Andrew could face a succession of legal demands from victims of Jeffrey Epstein was one of the reasons some urged him to take his fight with Virginia Roberts Giuffre all the way to court.
He didn’t, and while the palace was spared a Johnny Depp-style airing of Andrew’s dirty laundry, the disgraced prince now faces being dragged into another lawsuit on the basis of his ill-advised friendship with the pedophile financier.
The latest claim to hit Andrew, reported by the Mirror, is an allegation Andrew was present at Epstein’s New York mansion the night Epstein raped a teenager there.
Lawyer Spencer Kuvin told the Mirror he is prepared to formally serve Andrew legal papers to get a statement if need be on his knowledge of events surrounding Caroline Kaufman, now 28, who claims Andrew was a guest at the home when she was attacked there in December 2010.
He said: “We are looking into serving Prince Andrew. We’d get a subpoena issued here in the States which is brought over to England and localized, then we would have to locate him and have him served. He should be a fairly easy target to locate.”
The latest revelations are likely to heap further pressure on the shamed royal—who paid Giuffre a reputed $14 million to settle her sex assault case, despite claiming never to have met her—to abandon his attempted comeback.
Florida-based Kuvin added: “Frankly, it’s an embarrassment to the royal family he is attempting a comeback at all… I urge him to provide a statement about what happened the night Caroline was attacked. He should be volunteering, we shouldn’t be looking into serving him to get his deposition.”