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Andrew’s lawyers want to interview his accuser’s husband and psychologist

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Lawyers for the Duke of York want to question his accuser’s husband and her psychologist as part of his civil sex trial.

According to court documents, testimonies from Virginia Giuffre’s partner Robert Giuffre and Dr. Judith Lightfoot wanted.

Both Mr. Giuffre and Dr. Lightfoot are Australian residents and would be asked to be questioned under oath either in person or via video link.

The legal motions come after news earlier this week that a judge had denied a motion by Andrew’s lawyers to have the case dismissed, ruling that he can go to trial.

In recently released documents, lawyers for the Queen’s son argue that Ms Giuffre “could be suffering from false memories” and explain that Dr wrote for Andrew’s accusers.

They would also like to be able to see documents, including medical records, from all sessions with Ms. Giuffre.

Meanwhile, lawyers want Mr Giuffre to be questioned on a number of areas, including the circumstances in which he met his now-wife around 2002 and Giuffre’s household finances.

Lawyers want testimonies to be collected by April 29 this year “or as soon as possible after that.”

The trial is scheduled to take place between September and December.

Andrew’s lawyers have requested that the US court issue letters to the Central Authority of Australia for their assistance in obtaining the testimony.

The Duke’s attorneys’ motions follow similar motions by Ms. Giuffre’s legal counsel.

Her team seeks testimony from Andrew’s former stable master, Robert Olney, and a woman named Shukri Walker, who claims to have seen the king at the Tramp nightclub.

Documents filed by Ms Giuffre’s legal team say Mr Olney’s name appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s phone book under “Duke of York”.

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

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

Ms Giuffre is suing the Duke in the US for allegedly sexually assaulting her as a teenager, alleging she was trafficked by Andrew’s boyfriend, convicted sex offender Epstein, to have sex with the Duke when she was 17 and over was a minor under US law.

The Duke has vehemently denied the allegations.

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

The Duke also allegedly molested Ms. Giuffre on another occasion during a visit to Epstein’s private island of Little St James and on another occasion at Epstein’s Manhattan mansion.

The fallout from Andrew’s civil sex case continued on Friday as he was ordered to pay for his own safety and lose his duchy.

Criticism of Andrew mounts after the Queen stripped him of his remaining patronage and honorary military roles as the monarchy distanced itself from potentially harmful developments in his lawsuit from the duke.

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