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US judge denies Prince Andrew plea to dismiss US sex case

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New York (AFP) – A US judge on Wednesday denied Prince Andrew’s plea to dismiss a sexual assault lawsuit brought against the British royal, paving the way for the case to proceed, a court filing showed. New York Judge Lewis Kaplan said in his ruling that Andrew’s motion to dismiss the civil complaint brought by accuser Virginia Giuffre was “denied in all respects.” Giuffre alleges that Epstein lent her out for sex with his wealthy and powerful associates, including to Andrew, an allegation that Queen Elizabeth II’s second son has repeatedly and strenuously denied. Andrew’s lawyers had last wee…

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