Prince Andrew has admitted that his lawyers do not have any documents supporting the claim that he lacks the ability to sweat. There are no witnesses either to verify that he was there on the night of being accused of having had sex with Virginia Giuffre.
Famously, The Duke of York stated in his car crash Newsnight interview in 2019 with Emily Maitlis that the Falklands War shot left him without perspiration.
However, Ms Giuffre, who was 17 at the time, claimed that they danced together in a London nightclub and he had been ‘sweating profusely’.
Andrew vehemently denies her assertions and says he cannot recall meeting her, despite the picture of them together at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell – the British socialite convicted of multiple counts of child sex trafficking for her billionaire paedophile boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein – in March 2001.
Famously, The Duke of York stated in his car crash Newsnight interview in 2019 with Emily Maitlis that the medical condition he suffered from after being shot during Falklands War rendered him unable perspire.
Andrew strongly denies the claims of her and insists that he can’t recall ever having met her. Despite the photo of them at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London residence – the British socialite who was convicted on multiple child sex-trafficking charges for Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew says he doesn’t remember seeing her.
The Duke also revealed that he couldn’t provide any witnesses to support his claim that he was at Pizza Express (pictured) the night Miss Giuffre allegedly slept with him.
Advocates for Ms Giuffre demand that the court order him to provide proof of his alleged condition medically known as anhidrosis.
His legal team however stated that he did not possess any documents, custody or control to support the claim.
Additionally, the Duke stated that he could not provide witnesses to back up his claim that Miss Giuffre was with him at Pizza Express in Woking.
Because he had spent the entire day with his daughter, it was impossible for him to have said that.
“I was there with my children, and I had taken Beatrice to Pizza Express in Woking at 4 or 5 in the afternoon.
If asked about his memory of a Pizza Express meal 18 years ago, he replied that it was because going to Pizza Express in Woking was an uncommon thing to do and a very unique thing to do. Although I have only visited Woking once, I can still recall it vividly.
It was a simple sentence that I quickly remembered.
It comes after it emerged that Ms Giuffre could be set to give a victim impact statement to a New York judge for the sentencing of Ghislaine Maxwell.
The Telegraph reports that although there were many accused who did not testify at the trial’s conclusion, several women including Ms Giuffre will have the opportunity to give evidence to Judge Alison Nathan.
Victim impact statements, which are witness testimony that outlines the effect of an offender’s actions on victims, can be presented to the court.
Although guidelines and reports serve the primary purpose of determining sentence length, judges should consider victim impact statements.
Sigrid McCawley, who represents Ms Giuffre, told the paper: ‘At the sentencing, I anticipate that there will be a lot of testimony from many, many other women who were not able to be heard at the trial, who will come forward and bring information about their suffering at the hands of Ghislaine Maxwell.
“I think that this will be reviewed by the court prior to Judge Nathan’s decision regarding the sentence Ghislaine will serve behind bars.”