Prince Andrew‘s troubles aren’t going away.
A victim of the late Jeffrey Epstein has filed a suit against the Prince of York for sexual abuse.
Click inside to read more about the sexual abuse suit against Prince Andrew…
According to ABC News, Virginia Roberts Giuffre has filed the paperwork and accused the disgraced royal of sexually abusing her at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion and elsewhere when she was under the age of 18.
The suit comes just a few days before the expiration date of a New York state law that permits alleged victims of childhood sexual abuse to file civil claims that might otherwise be barred by statutes of limitations.
“If she doesn’t do it now, she would be allowing him to escape any accountability for his actions,” attorney David Boies told the news outlet. “And Virginia is committed to trying to avoid situations where rich and powerful people escape any accountability for their actions.”
The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and accuses Prince Andrew of sexual assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me. The powerful and the rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but one can reclaim her life by speaking out and demanding justice,” Virginia shared in a statement, via her legal team.
She adds, “I did not come to this decision lightly. As a mother and a wife, my family comes first. I know that this action will subject me to further attacks by Prince Andrew and his surrogates. But I knew that if I did not pursue this action, I would be letting them and victims everywhere down.”
A spokesperson for Prince Andrew said there would be no comment on the suit.