Prince Andrew ‘WANTED’ billboards appear across Britain as Duke dodges lawyers over Virginia Roberts rape lawsuit

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PRINCE Andrew billboards emblazoned with the phrase “WANTED” and phrase “no one should be above the law” have appeared across Britain.

The posters have sprung up in a minimum of 5 areas as the Duke of York stays beneath fire as he has been accused of attempting to dodge a lawsuit that accuses him of rape.

Billboards that options Prince Andrew’s face have sprung up in London and EdinburghCredit: Michael Schofield
Prince Andrew is warned on the poster 'no one should be above the law'
Prince Andrew is warned on the poster ‘nobody needs to be above the legal guidelines’Credit: Michael Schofield

Andrew strongly denies all allegations in course of him as papers filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s accredited group alleged he assaulted her when she was merely 17.

The Duke has been blasted for attempting to flee being served papers as he holidays collectively alongside together with his mum, The Queen, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Anti-monarchist promoting advertising and marketing marketing campaign group Republic put up the inserting banners as a part of a crowdfunded promoting advertising and marketing marketing campaign to “#EndtheMonarchy”.

Republic instructed The Sun Online that two of the billboards have been erected in Edinburgh, whereas three have been put up in London.

Andrew’s face is emblazoned alongside the slogan “WANTED”, which is adopted by the anti-royal message “a democratic alternative to the monarchy”.

Another selections the Duke’s image merely with the message “no one should be above the law”.

Other billboards erected by the group across Britain furthermore take goal at Prince Charles and carry basic anti-monarchist messages.

Graham Smith, CEO of Republic, blasted the “seedy” scandal and acknowledged it’s primarily essentially the most damaging difficulty to occur to the monarchy in a couple of years.

“The message is clear – he is dragging the monarchy through the mud,” he instructed The Sun Online.

“He thinks can get away with it and hide behind Metropolitan Police officers while using the ‘catch me if you can’ defence.”

Virginia alleges she was trafficked to have intercourse with Duke by convicted billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

Andrew has claimed he has on no account even met Virginia, has robust doubt over {{a photograph}} of them collectively, and has denied any wrongdoing over his friendship with Epstein.

However, the 61-year-old now “cannot refuse” official courtroom papers after an settlement was reached on the High Court in London.

The sense it is one rule for them and one completely different for anybody else is a elementary diploma of injustice

Graham Smith

Mr Smith instructed The Sun Online: “The sense it is one rule for them and one completely different for anybody else is a elementary diploma of injustice.

“With Andrew this has been going for on for ten years – and since this civil suit has been launched its just getting worse and worse for him.”

He added Andrew dangers furthermore damaging The Queen’s popularity if he continues to “hide behind her security and in her home” – saying she is “not just his mother, she is the head of state” as he urged her to take motion.

Lawyers representing his accuser Ms Roberts requested the British courts to inform the royal after first rejecting the papers citing a technicality.

And the High Court in London as we talk accepted the request to formally contact the duke regarding the civil proceedings launched in America.

The paperwork might even be left with safety on the gates of Balmoral and nonetheless legally be deemed to have been served, it’s understood.

This is as a outcomes of if the High Court posts the paperwork to the duke’s cope with then it’s served beneath UK Law and the Hague Convention.

Andrew and Virginia allegedly at Ghislaine Maxwell's London townhouse in March 2001
Andrew and Virginia allegedly at Ghislaine Maxwell’s London townhouse in March 2001

David Boies, lawyer for Ms Giuffre, instructed The Sun: “The backside line is Prince Andrew is being served.

“That is the substance of what the High Court says. He cannot refuse.”

Andrew may attempt to deny the grievance, he added, and his lawyers would then have to provide testimony and supporting paperwork.

Or he might attempt to downside the jurisdiction of the US courtroom – regardless of being served – and argue he isn’t matter to New York jurisdiction.

Either technique he can have merely 21 days to reply.

The High Court acknowledged: “The lawyers performing for Ms Giuffre have now equipped additional information to the High Court, and the High Court has accepted the request for service beneath the Hague Service Convention.

“The legal process has not yet been served but the High Court will now take steps to serve under the convention unless service is arranged by agreement between the parties.”

Judge Lewis Kaplan ordered one completely different week for lawyers to serve the writ and warned Andrew it must occur “sooner or later” at a pre-trial listening to in New York on Monday.

At the primary pre-trial listening to, the duke’s licensed expert Andrew B Brettler acknowledged their accredited group had “significant concerns” regarding the lawsuit and branded it “baseless”.

He added that Ms Giuffre had beforehand entered correct proper right into a “settlement agreement” that can nullify her case.

Another of the 'WANTED' billboards  which has been put up in London
Another of the ‘WANTED’ billboards which has been put up in London

Andrew has beforehand pledged to help with any investigation into his former good pal Epstein as he denies all allegations.

But there was an extended working confrontation between his group and US prosecutors about how reasonably loads help he has equipped them.

Ms Giuffre is looking for unknown parts of compensation and punitive damages over the allegations. 

She claims she feared for her life when she was allegedly pressured to have intercourse with Andrew, who’s accused of getting been conscious of her age and standing as a “sex-trafficking victim”.

Espstein hanged himself in his jail cell in 2019 whereas awaiting trial on sex-trafficking offences.

Maxwell was arrested remaining July and is ready to go on trial in November for allegedly recruiting underage girls for intercourse for the disgraced New York financier.

She has pleaded not accountable to all payments.

The Sun Online has contacted a advisor for Prince Andrew for contact upon the billboards.

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