Prince Andrew’s Lawyers Are Trying To Argue That Virginia Giuffre Was Actually Over The Age Of Consent In New York State

December 14, 2021 / Posted by:

Prince Andrew has been trying desperately to convince people that he’s not the child-assaulting monster he’s been repeatedly alleged to be. But things are looking up for ol’ Andy, because his lawyers just figured out a foolproof way to avoid that narrative. He can’t be a predator to underage girls because his accuser wasn’t technically considered a child in the eyes of the state’s age of consent laws where the alleged incidents happened! See? Airtight, can’t find a single hole in that one. I mean, on the upside, I guess it’s good that his lawyers aren’t blatantly victim blaming anymore?

For a very very long time, Prince Andrew’s official stance on Virginia Giuffre was basically that he did not know her, and had never met her. That’s changed a bit, just like his official stance on just how close he was to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell (seen recently in a flashback pic enjoying some time at Queen Elizabeth’s Balmoral Castle estate). But according to Virginia Giuffre, and the civil lawsuit she filed back in August, Prince Andrew fully knows who she is, because he allegedly committed sexual assault and battery on her when she was 17 years old, aka a minor pretty much everywhere.

Virginia is considered to have been a child at the time of alleged assault. But not to Prince Andrew. via The Daily Beast:

Andrew controversially asked Judge Lewis Kaplan [on Monday] to dismiss Giuffre’s complaint, arguing that New York’s Child Victims Act, the legislation under which she is suing him, is flawed because it classifies those under the age of 18 as minors, but the age of consent in New York is 17, The Times of London reports. Giuffre alleges that she was 17 when she was forced to have sex with the prince multiple times at various locations around the world, in 2001.

I think Prince Andrew is missing the point here, which is that it’s the age of consent. You know, the thing Virginia alleges went out the window the second Andrew slipped his slimy paw around her waist and went: “Say cheese pizza from Pizza Express!“. Also, in 2001, that puts Prince Andrew’s age at about 41 years old. And it must be stressed, it doesn’t matter how old Virginia was or what the age of consent is where, her allegations are that she was sex trafficked and forced into multiple assaults by Prince Andrew.

But Andrew’s legal team might not get so lucky. Because as mentioned above, New York’s Child Victims Act covers anyone under the age of 18, regardless of the fact that New York’s age of consent is 17. But, Andrew’s still going to try, just as his legal team is going to try to play the “Virginia probably doesn’t remember those 20-year-old events accurately” card. via The Daily Beast:

The Times says Andrew’s legal team, headed by Andrew Brettler, acknowledge in the paperwork that it would be possible to prove lack of consent by showing evidence of an “implied threat” being made, but it would be difficult to prove “as memories fade, false memories are created, and witnesses die or otherwise become unavailable.”

The filing adds, they report: “Here, the only witnesses to the purported implied threats under which Giuffre allegedly engaged in unconsented sex acts with Prince Andrew are Epstein (deceased), Maxwell (incarcerated), Prince Andrew (the accused), and Giuffre herself.”

The Daily Beast says that a judge has until January 14th to decide on a possible dismissal of Virginia’s lawsuit. The judge will also have time to decide on another one of Andrew’s recent requests, which is to be protected under the terms of a settlement Virginia made with Jeffrey Epstein back in 2009. That should be a tough one for Andrew’s best enabler, Sarah Ferguson, to wrap her head around the next time she decides to defend her ex. Andrew is a good person and a wonderful man! He just so happens to also want to be legally protected under the exact same settlement classification as a notorious convicted pedophile. Nothing wrong with that, right?

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