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Prince Andrew lawyers say accuser ‘waived rights’

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New York (AFP) – Prince Andrew’s lawyers on Tuesday urged a New York judge to dismiss a sexual assault lawsuit brought against the British royal, citing a settlement that his accuser signed in 2009. Lawyer Andrew Brettler said Virginia Giuffre had “waived her rights” to sue other defendants in relation to alleged sex crimes committed by late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Oral arguments in the civil action filed by Giuffre — also a longtime accuser of Epstein’s companion, the convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell — were held via video conference with the public able to listen in b…

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