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Lawyers for the Duke of York want to question her accuser’s husband and her psychologist in connection with her civil sex abuse case, after arguing she ‘may be suffering from false memories’.

Testimony is being sought from Virginia Giuffre’s partner, Robert Giuffre, and Dr. Judith Lightfoot, according to court documents.

Both Giuffre and Lightfoot reside in Australia and are expected to be questioned under oath, either in person or via video link.

The legal demands come after it was announced earlier this week that a judge had denied a motion by Andrew’s lawyers to dismiss the case, ruling it could go to trial.

In newly released documents, lawyers for the Queen’s son argue that Giuffre “may suffer from false memories” and say Lightfoot should be asked about the “false memory theory” among other topics, including issues discussed during their sessions and all the prescriptions she wrote. for Andrew’s accuser.

They also want to be allowed to see documents, including doctor’s notes from all sessions with Giuffre.

Meanwhile, lawyers want Mr Giuffre questioned about a range of areas, including the circumstances in which he met his wife around 2002 and the finances of the Giuffre household.

Lawyers want witness statements to be obtained by April 29 this year “or as soon as possible”.

The trial is to take place between September and December.

Andrew’s lawyers requested that the US court send letters to the Australian Central Authority seeking their assistance in obtaining the testimony.

The requests from the Duke’s lawyers follow similar requests from Ms Giuffre’s legal representatives.

His team is looking for testimony from Andrew’s former squire, Robert Olney, and a woman called Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen the royal at the Tramp nightclub.

Documents submitted by Giuffre’s legal team indicate that Olney’s name appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s phone book under “Duke of York.”

They say this means it is likely that Olney has relevant information about Andrew’s travels to and from Epstein’s properties during the relevant period.

The documents indicate that Walker publicly stated in the press that she witnessed Andrew’s presence in Tramp during the relevant time with a young woman who may have been Giuffre.

Giuffre is suing the Duke in the US for allegedly sexually assaulting her as a teenager and claims she was trafficked by Andrew’s friend, convicted sex offender Epstein, into having sex with the Duke when she was 17 and a minor under US law.

The Duke has strenuously denied the allegations.

Giuffre claims Andrew had sex with her against her will at Maxwell’s home in London and at Epstein’s mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The Duke also allegedly abused Giuffre on another occasion during a visit to Epstein’s private island, Little St James, and on another occasion to Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan.

The fallout from Andrew’s civil sex affair continued on Friday as he faced calls to pay for his own security and lose his dukedom.

Criticism of Andrew is mounting after the Queen stripped him of his patronages and remaining honorary military roles as the monarchy walked away from the Duke ahead of potentially damaging developments in his trial.


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