It’s been claimed that Prince Andrew’s legal team could attempt to get the sex abuse allegations against him by a victim of Jeffrey Epstein thrown out of court by stating he had diplomatic immunity because he was a trade envoy at the time.
Top US lawyer Spencer Kuvin suggested that Prince Andrew’s legal team may claim the Duke of York, who was a trade envoy in 2001, when Virginia Giuffre claimed that he raped and sexually violated her, had immunity in America.
Spencer Kuvin, who represents some of the convicted paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, made the claim as friends of Prince Andrew said the royals were cheerful and relaxed over the bombshell case in the US and would remain silent.
The Duke held the position of special representative for international trade and investment for the United Kingdom for a decade from 2001 until 2011, after taking it up when he left active military service in the Royal Navy.
This means Prince Andrew could be protected under the 1978 Diplomatic Relations Act in the US because he was working for the UK Government in America at the time, and not because he’s a member of the Royal Family.
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew is said to have had no intention of altering course and wasn’t panicking about Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit launched in New York last week. The Duke is currently at Balmoral visiting his mother the Queen with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
Spencer Kuvin told a newspaper outlet that Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers have enormous hurdles to defeat to get her lawsuit anywhere near a jury, and if the Duke engages in the case at all, his legal team will unquestionably file a motion to dismiss the complaint on various grounds, and for sure, they would claim diplomatic immunity, and they would have a powerful case.
A friend told a newspaper outlet that his legal team always anticipated this and have prepared, and they advised the Duke to keep calm and carry on and he’s taking their advice, and the legal process could go on for years and that he will respond if required to by law.
I’m sure he’s not sweating it, although he could be petting it!
And he couldn’t have made himself look more guilty if he tried by invoking diplomatic immunity.
What does he have to hide, perhaps we will never know? On the other hand, it might all come out in the wash, but quite frankly he doesn’t have the cojones to face the music, and this wasn’t what diplomatic immunity was intended for, and is this the best his legal team can come up with – how about answering the questions if he’s so innocent?
And in staying silent, he’s making himself look so guilty, and I can wager the two things he isn’t, and that’s calm and cheerful, and of course, good lawyers will always find loopholes, and if Prince Andrew thinks that claiming diplomatic immunity is his get out of jail card, then perhaps he should go down that road because you just know that he will get away with it, and he will just ride the storm.
His lawyers will find any loophole that they can, and rightly so, they’re his lawyers and this is what they’re supposed to do best, but, likely, he won’t appear at very many events now, yet the self-righteous obnoxious man will continue to live a good life even if he has to remain in the background.