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Prince Andrew must face sex abuse accuser’s lawsuit – U.S. judge

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NEW YORK (Reuters) -A U.S. judge has rejected a bid by Britain’s Prince Andrew to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit accusing the Duke of York of sexually abusing her when she was 17 and being trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. In a decision made public on Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan said it was premature to consider the prince’s efforts to cast doubt on Giuffre’s claims that he battered her and intentionally caused her emotional distress, though he would be allowed to do so at a trial. Kaplan said it was also too soon to decide whether Giuffre and E…

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