The woman, who accused Prince Andrew of sexual assault, said she would “continue to reveal the truth” and thanked the judge who rejected the king’s attempts to dismiss the lawsuit.
Virginia Giuffre tweeted: “I am pleased with Judge Kaplan’s ruling yesterday, which allows me to continue my proceedings against Prince Andrew. I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to reveal the truth, and I am deeply grateful to my outstanding legal team.
“Their determination helps me seek justice from those who have hurt me and many others. My goal has always been to show that the rich and powerful are not above the law and must be held accountable.
“I’m not walking this path alone, but along with countless other victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking.”
It comes when U.S. Judge Lewis Kaplan dismissed the case after hearing arguments from Andrew and Ms. Giuffre.
The Duke’s lawyers had demanded the dismissal of a civil lawsuit in New York after claiming that Ms. Giuffre waived her right to sue him when she signed a $ 500,000 settlement agreement with Epstein.
2009 document she said Ms Giuffre agreed to “release, acquit, satisfy and permanently release” Epstein and “any other person or entity that could be involved as a potential defendant”.
The Duke of York will face a civil trial later this year on charges of committing “sexual assault and beatings” against Ms. Giuffre when she was a teenager.
She claims embarrassed billionaire Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 years old.
The duke has repeatedly denied the allegations and was not charged with a felony.
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– Virginia Giuffre (@VRSVirginia) January 14, 2022
Thursday, the kings took away military titles and royal patronage, and will no longer be called “His Royal Highness”.
Last month, Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty the recruitment of underage girls for sexual abuse by her ex-boyfriend Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial on sexual trafficking charges.