Virginia Giuffre's Lawyer: Prince Andrew Lawsuit 'Will Come Before a Jury'

Prince Andrew's sexual assault accuser "will overcome" any "obstacles" Queen Elizabeth II's son seeks to put in her way, according to her lawyer.

Virginia Giuffre's allegations of Jeffrey Epstein-related sexual abuse and battery by the prince "will come before a jury," David Boies told ITV News.

It comes after she lodged a civil case in New York stating Epstein and his former lover Ghislaine Maxwell loaned her out to Prince Andrew for sex, and she feared death or injury if she refused.

The prince is yet to comment on the court action but in the past has denied the allegations against him.

Boies told ITV: "This case will come before a jury, the jurisdiction of the federal courts in New York I think is unquestioned, the conduct took place in New York."

He added: "This case is not going away. Virginia Giuffre is not going to go away, and I'm not going to go away.

"This case is going to go forward, whatever obstacles that they try to put in front of us, we will overcome, once this case goes to court."

His warning comes after Prince Andrew joined the Queen in Balmoral, her first visit to her Scottish retreat since Prince Philip died in April.

The Queen arrived on Monday hours before Giuffre filed her lawsuit in New York, with the news breaking late in the evening U.K. time.

Prince Andrew quit public life in November 2019 after a car crash BBC interview in which he said he stayed at Epstein's house after the financier's criminal conviction for soliciting a minor because he wanted to end the friendship in person.

The duke told presenter Emily Maitlis: "It was a convenient place to stay. I mean I've gone through this in my mind so many times.

"At the end of the day, with a benefit of all the hindsight that one can have, it was definitely the wrong thing to do.

"But at the time I felt it was the honorable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgment was probably colored by my tendency to be too honorable but that's just the way it is."

A court filing this week reads: "On one occasion, Prince Andrew sexually abused [Giuffre] in London at Maxwell's home. During this encounter, Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew forced [Giuffre], a child, to have sexual intercourse with Prince Andrew against her will."

The court filing by Boies continues: "On another occasion, Prince Andrew sexually abused [Giuffre] in Epstein's New York mansion in this District.

"During this encounter, Maxwell forced [Giuffre], a child, and another victim to sit on Prince Andrew's lap as Prince Andrew touched her. During his visit to New York, Prince Andrew forced [Giuffre] to engage in sex acts against her will.

"On another occasion, Prince Andrew sexually abused [Giuffre] on Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St. James."

Giuffre is suing for damages, alleging Andrew's "criminal acts" caused her "extreme emotional distress, humiliation, fear, psychological trauma, loss of dignity and self-esteem, and invasion of her privacy."

The court filing states: "During each of the aforementioned incidents, [Giuffre] was compelled by express or implied threats by Epstein, Maxwell, and/or Prince Andrew to engage in sexual acts with Prince Andrew, and feared death or physical injury to herself or another and other repercussions for disobeying Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew due to their powerful connections, wealth, and authority."

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Prince Andrew attends a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bruges on September 7, 2019 in Bruges. The Duke of York has been accused of sexual assault and battery through a civil lawsuit in America. JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images