Ms Giuffre is sueing the prince through a New York court for an undisclosed “substantial sum” over claims that he had sex with her on three occasions while she was a teenager and had been trafficked by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Duke of York has always vehemently denied her claims and insists he has “no recollection” of ever meeting Ms Guiffre despite there being a photo appearing to show the pair together.
On the evening in 2001 she alleged they met in the high-end Mayfair nightclub Tramps she said the Queen’s second son was sweating heavily.
During his car-crash 2019 BBC Newsnight interview Prince Andrew told Emily Maitlais that this was impossible because he suffered from a condition after being shot at in the Falklands War which left him unable to sweat.
This medical condition has since cleared up, he clarified.
Today it emerged that Ms Guiffre’s legal team are asking the duke to produce documentation proving his claims.
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They have also asked for key documents in support of his alibi he did not have sex with his American accuser – including that he was visiting a Pizza Express on the day of the claimed sexual encounter.
In addition to this, her lawyers have also requested travel documents detailing Andrew’s movements on Epstein’s planes and to his various homes.
In court documents, they said: “If Prince Andrew truly has no documents concerning his communications with Maxwell or Epstein, his travel to Florida, New York, or various locations in London, his alleged medical inability to sweat, or anything that would support the alibis he gave during his BBC interview, then continuing with discovery will not be burdensome to him at all.”
Andrew’s legal team have rejected the requests for the documents citing various reasons, including the information is protected from disclosure by rights of privacy under the US Constitution and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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His lawyers also state in papers filed to a New York court, the documents requested are already publicly available or the requests are “unduly burdensome, oppressive… duplicative and overbroad”.
In response to the decision not to provide information, Ms Giuffre’s legal team said in court documents: “If Prince Andrew truly has no documents concerning his communications with Maxwell or Epstein, his travel to Florida, New York, or various locations in London, his alleged medical inability to sweat, or anything that would support the alibis he gave during his BBC interview, then continuing with discovery will not be burdensome to him at all.”
This news emerged after Ghislaine Maxwell – who the Duke claims introduced him to Epstein – was found guilty in America helping to entice vulnerable teenagers to the properties of Epstein for him to sexually abuse between 1994 and 2004.
Express.co.uk has contacted Andrew’s representative for comment.