In response to Reuters, British police will now not take motion towards Prince Andrew after being accused of sexual abuse and linked to Jeffery Epstein.
After Virginia Giuffre filed a U.S. lawsuit accusing the prince of sexual assault, London’s police commissioner, Cressida Dick, acknowledged in August that investigators would look into the allegations for the third time however wouldn’t open an investigation.
On the time, Dick stated, “No one is above the law.”
“As a matter of procedure, MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a U.S. civil action,” the police stated in an announcement on Monday. “This review has concluded, and we are taking no further action.”
Within the lawsuit, Giuffre, 38, claims Andrew pressured her to have intercourse when she was underage on the London dwelling of Epstein’s longstanding affiliate Ghislaine Maxwell. The lawsuit additionally states that Andrew, 61, allegedly abused Giuffre in Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan and on Epstein’s personal island within the US Virgin Islands.
In response to experiences, Prince Andrew has at all times denied the costs and denied having any ties with Giuffre.
As a result of his affiliation with Epstein, who was being held on sex-trafficking allegations, he was pressured to resign from his royal duties.
“It comes as no surprise that the Met Police have confirmed that, having reviewed the sex assault claims against the duke for the third time, they are taking no further action,” a supply near the prince stated.
“Despite pressure from the media and claims of new evidence, the Met have concluded that the claims are not sufficient to warrant any further investigation. The duke has always vigorously maintained his innocence and continues to do so.”
The Sunday Occasions reported this week that Giuffre had been questioned by London police about her allegations.
The police stated in an announcement, “The Metropolitan Police Service continues to liaise with other law enforcement agencies who lead the investigation into matters related to Jeffrey Epstein.”