Prince Andrew asked Emily Maitlis of the BBC if it was okay for him to mention his inability to sweat during their Newsnight interview.
In November 2019, the broadcaster asked questions about allegations by Virginia Roberts, that he had sex three times with Roberts after she was trafficked to him by Jeffrey Epstein.
Miss Roberts sued the Duke, now married to Giuffre.
In an interview with Ms Maitlis, the prince stated that his medical condition from being shot during Falklands War made it impossible for him to sweat.
Yesterday, Ms Maitlis wrote on BBC’s website that Andrew had asked her at Buckingham Palace during the day leading to the grilling whether it would be interesting for him to make the claim.
This news follows the revelation that Prince Andrew might settle with Ms Giuffre in court if US Judge Lewis Kaplan decides that her case against him must go to trial.
Andrew’s lawyers in New York argued that Miss Roberts should not be tried because she had reached a settlement with Epstein for civil damages.
The Duke’s legal team said that in return for a $500,000 (£370,000) payout, she agreed to waive her right to sue any other ‘potential defendants’ – which would include the prince, given the allegations she has made against him.
Prince Andrew, allegedly, asked Emily Maitlis from the BBC whether he should mention his inability to sweat during their Newsnight interview
In November 2019, the broadcaster asked questions about allegations by Virginia Roberts, that he had had three sex sessions with Roberts after being trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein.
Ms Maitlis stated this week in a blog post that her and her crew were invited to Buckingham Palace to meet with the Duke of Edinburgh. This was just days before the Nov 2019 interview.
She said that Prince Andrew had told her in an early meeting that he couldn’t sweat.
He claimed that his Falkland Islands wartime experiences had caused him to have a high amount of adrenalin, which meant that he wasn’t able sweat well since being shot.
“I recall him directly asking me if that was something I thought would be of interest to you.
“And I replied yes, I was intrigued by adrenalin and we wanted as many details as possible of his story.”
Ms Maitlis stated that Andrew consented to an interview as he wanted to clear his name.
Andrew’s attorneys argued in New York that Miss Roberts case shouldn’t go to trial due to a civil settlement she reached with Epstein in 2009. (pictured)
Virginia Roberts brings the case as her marital name Giuffre. Here is a picture of Virginia at 16, when Jeffrey Epstein (Palm Beach multimillionaire) began sexually abusing her.
Elle added that “he believed certain things about him, which he could not disprove.” He had all his defense prepared.
This famous interview in which Andrew claimed that he was at Pizza Express in Woking one day when Miss Roberts said he attacked her was seen millions of times.
Andrew was forced from the spotlight by this.
Miss Roberts filed a claim for battery and emotional distress against the Duke.
She claimed she was raped by her father on three separate occasions when she turned 17 years old. He was 41 at the time.
Prince Andrew and his accuser in the US sex case could reach a settlement outside of court if he is ruled guilty by a judge. Insiders say the option ‘remains on the table’ if, as expected, Judge Lewis Kaplan rejects his legal team’s motion this week to have Virginia Roberts’ lawsuit dismissed at an early stage (Andrew pictured in BBC interview, 2019)
Andrew would be able to settle her claims prior to the trial so that Miss Roberts’ attorneys do not have to interview him.
Andrew’s legal staff stated that Miss Roberts should be tried.
They cite Epstein’s settlement, and claim she did not give enough details regarding the allegations of abuse.
Judge Kaplan indicated Tuesday that he would make a ruling about whether the case should proceed to trial “pretty soon”.
The judge dismissed many arguments raised by Andrew’s attorneys.