“It alleges discrete incidents of sexual abuse in particular circumstances at three identifiable locations. It identifies to whom it attributes that sexual abuse.”
Ms Giuffre alleged in the lawsuit that the late financier Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her and forced her to have sex with his friends, including the prince, and that Andrew was aware she was underage (17) in the US at the time.
An attorney for Prince Andrew had argued last week that Ms Giuffre’s lawsuit should be dismissed largely because he believed a settlement agreement she had signed with Jeffrey Epstein released the prince from legal action.
Andrew’s attorney also argued Ms Giuffre’s lawsuit was not sufficient because it did not detail her abuse, and that the New York state law that allowed her to file the suit decades after the alleged abuse was unconstitutional.
“Ms Giuffre doesn’t articulate what supposedly happened to her at the hands of Prince Andrew,” said attorney Andrew Brettler.
“We do not know the details of the allegations and it’s time that we do before Prince Andrew should be required to answer these very serious allegations. He should be told what the allegations are specifically.”
Judge Kaplan pushed back on Mr Brettler’s argument, telling him, “That’s not a dog that’s going to hunt here.”
Judge Kaplan also read a portion from Ms Giuffre’s complaint where she alleges that, as a child, she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew against her will.