As it seems, the investigation into the allegations against Prince Andrew will no longer be investigated by the British Metropolitan Police. As Mamas Uncut has reported in the past, Prince Andrew has been accused of sexual abuse by a woman named Virginia Giuffre.
According to Giuffre, Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her with the assistance of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein has been linked to multiple high-profile names, like Andrew and former president Donald Trump.
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Although Prince Andrew vehemently denied the accusations against him, Giuffre said she had met Andrew multiple times and that he abused her in both London and New York. Giuffre was 17 at the time of the alleged assaults and there is a picture of Virginia and Andrew together smiling.
More specifically, as the BBC reported, the reported assaults took place at the “London home of Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell, and at Epstein’s homes in Manhattan and Little St. James in the US Virgin Islands.” Giuffre admitted that she never consented to the sexual acts that allegedly occurred between her and the prince and has called herself a “sex-trafficking victim.”
Back in August, Andrew was served legal papers after Giuffre and her legal team filed the lawsuit in New York. In the civil case, Giuffre is seeking unspecified damages.
British Metropolitan Police Say They Are Closing Their Own Investigation Into the Sexual Assault Claims Against Prince Andrew
However, while the lawsuit is still pending, UK police have issued a statement saying their specific investigation into the allegations against Prince Andrew is now closed. The police said they will no longer take any further action against the prince.
“In an email to The Washington Post on Monday, London’s Metropolitan police service said it was ‘taking no further action’ but that it would continue to ‘liaise with other law enforcement agencies who lead the investigation into matters related to Jeffrey Epstein,’” The Post reported.
The specifics of the investigation including what they found or didn’t find have not been revealed.
Now that the UK police have closed their investigation, as The Washington Post reports, Prince Andrew now has until October 29 to respond to the claims laid out in the lawsuit. It’s unclear how that response will be made.
Since the allegations were made, Prince Andrew has stepped down as a senior member of the royal family. If you weren’t already aware, Prince Andrew is Queen Elizabeth’s second son. Despite one of the investigations coming to a close, Prince Charles said his brother will not return to royal life.
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.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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