After a Jeffrey Epstein accuser claimed that he had sexually assaulted Prince Andrew, British police announced that they would not pursue any legal action against him.
Virginia Giuffre says she was trafficked in by Epstein in order to have sex in London with Andrew in 2001 when she was 17. She was a minor under U.S. Law. The prince is being sued by Giuffre in the U.S.
Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth II denies all allegations. In a BBC interview in 2019, he stated that he had never had sex or dated Giuffre.
The London Metropolitan Police began reviewing allegations related to Epstein, a convicted sex offender. Cressida Dick, chief of police, stated at the time that no one was above the law.
Late Sunday, the force released a statement stating that its “review was completed and we are not taking any further action.”
It also stated that it would not take any action regarding allegations that Epstein’s alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxiwell trafficked, groomed, and abused girls and women in the U.K., as first reported by Channel 4 News.
Maxwell is a British socialite and is currently in U.S. custody awaiting trial for charges that she recruited teenage girls to Epstein’s abuse.
According to the force, it continues to communicate with other law enforcement agencies that are conducting investigations into Epstein-related matters.
After weeks of legal maneuvering, Andrew’s lawyers finally admitted late last month that Giuffre had served the lawsuit on Andrew. The claims must be responded to by the prince no later than Oct. 29.
A U.S. judge granted Andrew’s lawyers a copy of the 2009 settlement between Giuffre & Epstein. They believe it will nullify their civil case against him.
Andrew, 61 has been expelled from the public royal duties due to scandal over his friendship and marriage with Epstein. Epstein was found dead in New York’s federal detention center in August 2019 as he waited for trial on sex-trafficking charges. His suicide was ruled.