Prince Charles, the future King of England and the older brother of Prince Andrew, has since made a statement after Andrew was sued for sexual assault. According to Fox News, Andrew has met with his mother, the Queen since the lawsuit was filed.
However, while Andrew is believed to be in contact with his own lawyer in order to “draw up a strategy for fishing to suit,” Prince Charles believes this is an “unsolvable problem.” According to the U.K. Times, Charles is also concern over how this scandal will affect the monarchy going forward.
According to a source, while Prince Charles feels for his brother, he is worried about the damage it will cause to the institution. “The prince loves his brother and has the ability to have sympathy for the slings and arrows that his brother endures, whatever the reasons may be,” said the palace insider said.
“His ability to support and feel for those having a tough time is well known.”
“However, this will be unwelcome reputational damage to the institution. He has long ago concluded that it is probably an unsolvable problem. This will probably further strengthen in the prince’s mind that a way back for the duke is demonstrably not possible, because the spectre of this [accusation] raises its head with hideous regularity.”
Prince Charles further assured that Prince Andrew will not return to royal life.
On August 9, Mamas Uncut reported that Virginia Roberts Giuffre filed a lawsuit against the royal family member “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.”
As her lawyer, David Boies said in his statement, “If she doesn’t do it now, she would be allowing him to escape any accountability for his actions. And Virginia is committed to trying to avoid situations where rich and powerful people escape any accountability for their actions.”
And in a statement of her own, Giuffre said this of Prince Andrew:
“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. 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.”
Prince Andrew has maintained his innocence since the first of the accusations. Despite a photo of the two of them standing side by side, Andrew says he doesn’t remember ever meeting Giuffre, going as far as to suggest the photo may be doctored.
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