Prince Andrew’s lawyer previously said that the case “should absolutely be dismissed” because Giuffre had forfeited her right to prosecute him through a confidential settlement with a sex offender and billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Within court documents, Giuffre mentioned that she was the victim of sex trafficking and abuse by the late Jeffrey Epstein.
She alleged that Epstein forced her to sleep with his friends – one being the Duke.
She was only 17 at the time.
Giuffre is suing Prince Andrew for battery and emotional distress.
He has repeatedly rejected the allegations, claiming that a 2009 non-prosecution agreement between Epstein and Giuffre should exempt him from liability.
Judge Lewis A Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York said that a trial for this case could happen between September and December 2022.