Andrew’s accuser is seeking witness testimony from Duke’s former aide

The Duke of York’s plaintiff has asked his former assistant and a woman to audition of witnesses in his civil sex case who claims to have seen the royal at the Tramp nightclub.

Irginia Giuffre is asking UK courts to help her obtain testimony as her trial against Andrew took a major step forward this week after a judge rejected a motion by Duke’s lawyers to have the case dismissed. Gave and ruled that it could go to trial.

Ms. Giuffre Andrew’s prior query is requesting testimony from Robert Olney and a woman named Shukri Walker.

Documents submitted by Ms Giuffre’s legal team say Mr Olney’s name appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s phone book under “Duke of York”.

He says this means Mr Olney likely had relevant information about Andrew’s travels from Epstein’s properties during the relevant period.

Documents say Ms Walker has publicly stated in the press that she had witnessed Andrew’s appearance at the Tramp during the relevant time period with a young woman who may have been Ms Giuffre.

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The document says: “Ms Walker has therefore stated herself that she is a potential witness, and thus would be relevant to this dispute as plaintiffs argue that the defendant abused her after visiting the Tramp together in London.” Whereas the defendant denied being in the tramp at night in question or has ever met the plaintiff.”

The fallout of Andrew’s civil sex case continued on Friday as he faced calls to pay for his own protection and lose his dukedom.

Criticism of Andrew has been mounting after the Queen was stripped of his remaining patronage and honorary military roles as the monarchy distanced itself from the Duke ahead of potentially damaging events at his trial.

The Prince of Wales did not respond when asked about the sex scandal that his brother did during a trip to the North East of Scotland to meet people who helped with the clean-up operation after Storm Arwen Had it.

Charles was involved in royal family discussions with the Queen and the Duke of Cambridge, which resulted in Andrew losing his military role, patronage and giving up his HRH style.

But when he arrived at Haddo House and Country Park, the heir to the throne did not comment when a Sky broadcaster said: “Your Majesty, may I ask you your thoughts on your brother’s situation, Prince Andrew? How do you see?”

Ms Virginia reacted publicly to this week’s court decision enabling her civil sex case against Andrew to proceed to trial, tweeting that she had an opportunity to “expose the truth”, she said. : “My goal has always been to show that the rich and powerful are not above the law and should be held accountable.”

She is suing Duke in the US for alleged sexual assault when she was a teenager and claims that Andrew’s friend, convicted sex offender Epstein, sexually assaulted her when she was 17 and under US law. was smuggled to have a relationship.

Duke has vehemently denied the allegations.

Ms Giuffre claims Andrew had sex with Maxwell against her will at her London home and Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The Duke is also alleged to have abused Ms. Giuffre during a visit to Epstein’s private island, Little St. James, and on a separate occasion at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion.

A spokesman for Andrew declined to comment on the newly released legal documents.

A source close to Duke said: “This is a marathon not a sprint and Duke will continue to defend itself against these claims.”