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Prince Andrew Loses Bid to Question Accuser on Australia Residency

  • Judge says Virginia Giuffre already promised to address issue
  • She says Andrew is just trying to delay handing over evidence
Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew

Photographer: Steve Parsons/AFP/Getty Images

A judge denied Prince Andrew’s request to question a woman suing him for sexual assault about whether she’s a resident of Australia instead of the U.S., an issue that could affect the court’s jurisdiction in the case.

U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan on Friday said Andrew’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre, had already promised to provide documents supporting her claim of residency in Colorado, making his request for a special two-hour deposition on the topic unnecessary.