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Prince Andrew, accuser seek witnesses in sex abuse lawsuit

Jan. 15, 2022 11:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre have filed their initial requests for witnesses in her lawsuit accusing the British royal of sexually abusing her at age 17. Recently released documents show that the prince's legal team is seeking witness accounts from...

June sentence set for Ghislaine Maxwell in sex traffic case

Jan. 14, 2022 21:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A late-June sentencing date was set Friday for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell after her conviction last month on charges including sex trafficking and conspiracy relating to the recruitment of teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S....

UKs embattled Prince Andrew loses honorary military titles

Jan. 13, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew has been stripped of his honorary military roles as the growing furor over allegations that he sexually abused a teenage girl trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein threatened to taint the House of Windsor. Buckingham Palace said late Thursday...

Judge in Avenatti-Stormy Daniels trial warns would-be jurors

Jan. 13, 2022 17:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The judge presiding over Michael Avenatti’s trial on charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book deal proceeds twice warned prospective jurors Thursday that perjury charges could result if they don’t honestly fill out a written questionnaire, after a recent trial...

EXPLAINER: What's next in Prince Andrew sex abuse lawsuit?

Jan. 12, 2022 16:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge's ruling against Prince Andrew in a sexual abuse lawsuit Wednesday was bad news for the British royal. But it doesn't say much about whether his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, will ultimately prevail in her civil suit, or even substantially increase the likelihood the case...

Giuffre's Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal

Jan. 12, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has — for now — refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew by an American woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 17. Stressing Wednesday that he wasn’t ruling on the truth of the allegations, U.S. District Judge Lewis A....

Offer made to drop perjury charges in Ghislaine Maxwell case

Jan. 11, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will agree to drop pending perjury charges against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell if her sex trafficking case goes to sentencing later this year, prosecutors said. The offer was made in a letter to a judge filed jointly late Monday by the...

Maxwell trial juror retains lawyer with verdict in jeopardy

Jan. 06, 2022 18:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A juror at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell who told reporters he was sexually abused as a child has retained a lawyer, the trial judge said Thursday. The unidentified juror's public interviews led defense lawyers in the case to say they will request a new trial. U.S....

Maxwell to seek new trial after reports of juror's sex abuse

Jan. 05, 2022 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell, convicted last week of conspiring to recruit and groom teenage girls to be abused by Jeffrey Epstein, plans to request a new trial after a juror in her case revealed he was a victim of sexual abuse, her defense lawyers said Wednesday. The lawyers...

'Substitute camera' captures Ghislaine Maxwell trial drama

Jan. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Ghislaine Maxwell strode into the courtroom for the first day of her sex-trafficking trial, no photographer was allowed to catch it. Courtroom artist Elizabeth Williams, however, was at the ready and before the hour was up, the curtain-raising scene was transmitted to news...