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Prince Andrew may have to prove in court that he ‘can’t sweat’ ahead of sex abuse lawsuit

Virginia Giuffre is suing the Duke of York for 'infliction of emotional distress and battery.'

Prince Andrew

Clodagh Meaney

Prince Andrew may have to prove in court that he is unable to sweat ahead of a sexual abuse lawsuit filed against him.

In newly filed court documents obtained by Daily Mail, the 61-year-old will have to provide medical evidence of his alleged condition.

It comes as lawyers for Virginia Giuffre, who has accused the Queen’s son of sexual abuse, have said that he will have to hand over proof that he cannot perspire.

The Prince previously used the alleged medical condition as an excuse in an attempt to prove he never met Giuffre in a London nightclub in 2001.

He made the claim in an interview with the BBC in 2019 after it was reported by the accuser that he was sweating while on the dancefloor with the teen before he allegedly raped her.

In August, Virginia Giuffre, also known by her maiden name Virgina Roberts, filed a lawsuit against the Duke of York in the Southern District Court of New York under the state’s Child Victims Act.

The lawsuit is set to seek damages for “infliction of emotional distress and battery.”

She claims she was sex trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein before being abused by the Prince as a teenager on multiple occasions in London, Manhattan, and the US Virgin Islands in 2001.

Prince Andrews with Virgina Roberts Giuffre in the picture from 2001

The now 38-year-old claims that he had sex with her without consent despite knowing how old she was and that she was a victim of sex trafficking.

Prince Andrew, who was a long time friend of Epstein, has denied the allegations and will seek to dismiss the lawsuit at a hearing on Tuesday January 4th 2022.

The court filing has also revealed that lawyers are seeking personal information from the Prince including “any documents concerning any allegations of sexual abuse or extramarital sex made against you”.

The documents were filed just one day after Jeffery Epstein’s associate Ghislane Maxwell was convicted on five federal sex trafficking charges after it was decided by a jury that she played a vital role in recruiting and grooming teenage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein.

Ghislaine Maxwell with Jeffrey Epstein (US Department of Justice /PA)

The verdict capped a month long trial featuring accounts of the sexual exploitation of girls as young as 14, told by four women who described being abused as teens in the 1990s and early 2000s at Epstein’s homes in Florida, New York and New Mexico.

Jurors deliberated for five full days before finding Maxwell guilty of five of six counts.

She faces the likelihood of years in prison, but is yet to be sentenced.

The defence had insisted Maxwell was a victim of a vindictive prosecution devised to deliver justice to women deprived of their main villain when Epstein killed himself while awaiting trial in 2019.

During the trial, prosecutors called 24 witnesses to give jurors a picture of life inside Epstein’s homes, a subject of public fascination and speculation ever since his 2006 arrest in Florida in a child sex case.

Epstein died by suicide in prison on August 10th, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

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