Lawyers for a woman accusing Prince Andrew of sexual abuse demand he produce records showing why he doesn't perspire.
Virginia Giuffre's lawyers have demanded a slew of material from Andrew's solicitors after he claimed to have visited a Pizza Express on the day of the alleged sexual encounter.
Giuffre accuses the Queen's son of sexually assaulting her as a teen. She alleges she was forced to have sex with the duke by infamous billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and was pictured with the prince and his acquaintance Ghislaine Maxwell during the purported intercourse.
Andrew denies all charges.
Andrew stated he never got sweaty on a dancefloor with Giuffre in 2001, proving he had never met her.
In court filings, Giuffre's lawyers ask Prince Andrew for details about his “alleged medical inability to sweat”.
In the documents, it states that “continuing with discovery will not be burdensome to Prince Andrew if he has no documents concerning his communications with Maxwell or Epstein, his travel to Florida, New York, or various locations in London, or anything that would support his alibis during his BBC interview.”
Because of his “adrenaline excess in the Falklands war, when I was shot at… it was practically impossible for me to sweat,” Andrew stated.
In court records, Giuffre's lawyers urge the monarch for information about "allegations of sexual abuse" or "extramarital sex" made against the duke.
This week, Maxwell was convicted guilty of five of six offences stemming from Epstein's underage girl sexual abuse. Maxwell allegedly “preyed on vulnerable young girls, misled them, and sexually abused them.” She faces a lengthy prison sentence and is expected to appeal.
It includes a list of things they want from Andrew during discovery, a pre-trial procedure where each side can collect evidence from the other.
In one request, the court wants “all papers concerning your stated medical condition of anhidrosis or hypohidrosis”.
It is unfair to ask for personal information and documents that are irrelevant, inconsequential, and not reasonably intended to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence.
Giuffre's lawyers also want Andrew's 2001 itinerary and meetings. “All papers relating defendant's travel to or from” Epstein's planes; Florida; New York; New Mexico; the United States Virgin Islands, or “a Pizza Express in Woking, England, or a Club Tramp nightclub in London, England”.
A night Giuffre claimed they had sex in London, the duke was at Pizza Express. In another request, Andrew's lawyers said their client's lawyers should be allowed to communicate with Andrew and Epstein or Maxwell about “sexual abuse”.
Andrew's legal team has denied the requests for records, citing privacy protections under the US Constitution and article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. His lawyers claim in court papers that some of the requested records are already public.