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Lawyers for Virginia Guiffre, who claims that she was sexually abused by Prince Andrew on three occasions in 2001, have requested that the royal provide information about his alleged condition that makes him unable to sweat.
Andrew’s unusual claim was made during a BBC interview with Emily Maitlis where he refuted Guiffre's allegation that he was profusely sweating while dancing with her in a London club.
Now Giuffre’s team have submitted a list of information and documents that they would like to be provided as part of a lawsuit that was filed in August for infliction of emotional distress and battery.
This latest update comes just two days after Andrew’s former friend Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty on five counts of trafficking underage girls for sex with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The requests filed by David Boies and Sigrid McCawley ask Andrew to disclose ‘all documents concerning your alleged medical condition of anhidrosis, hyperhidrosis, or your inability to sweat’.
As well as that, they’ve also requested yet more personal information, including ‘any documents concerning any allegations of sexual abuse or extramarital sex made against you'.
Andrew’s lawyer Andrew Brettler called Giuffre’s lawsuit ‘baseless’ and have made claims that she actually lives in Australia, not in the USA where the suit has been filed.
However, in that court filing, Giuffre’s team called the attempts to get the lawsuit halted from going to trial a ‘transparent attempt to delay discovery into his own documents and testimony’.
They claim that the Duke of York has claimed that he has no documents that would be responsive to the majority of Ms Giuffre’s lawyers’ requests.
That includes communications with Maxwell, Epstein, or documents relating to trips to Florida, New York, and various parts of London.
Furthermore, they claim that he has denied possessing any evidence that supports his claim that he is unable to sweat, an alibi that he has leaned on in the past despite pictures after that incident showing him covered in perspiration.
As to the issue of residence, the Giuffre camp claim that she lives in Colorado where her mother lives, and pointed out that she is registered to vote there.
They claim that those facts prove her residence.
Andrew’s lawyers claim that the request for documents is ‘harassing and seeks confidential and private information and documents that are irrelevant, immaterial and not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence'.
He claims he was in Pizza Express in Woking on the date the abuse is alleged to have taken place.
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