PRINCE Andrew is facing “death by a million daggers” amid the latest sexual assault lawsuit filed against him as despite his best attempts to distance himself from the controversy it keeps coming back to haunt him.
Author and crisis management consultant Mark Borkowski explained Prince Andrew had an “albatross gripping his neck” with regards to the latest US lawsuit filed against him and claims no matter what he could not escape the allegations. Mr Borkowski said to some it was quite justified considering his relationship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the fact Prince Andrew has not fully cooperated with US authorities during their Epstein inquest. Virginia Guiffre has filed a US lawsuit against Prince Andrew, alleging he sexually assaulted her when she was 17.
Speaking about the topic on Sky News, Mr Borkowski gave his opinion on the dire situation Prince Andrew finds himself in.
He claimed: “This a horrendous albatross gripping his neck, it’s hanging around his neck like some evil totem.
“And sadly this is death by a million daggers, every time there’s any distance from the story another knife is put into the back.
“Some people would say justifiably so.”
Prince Andrew denies all claims and says he has never met Ms Giuffre, adding a picture taken of the two is doctored.
Ms Giuffre’s lawyer, David Boies, told Sky News Prince Andrew could no longer ignore the claims of Ms Giuffre and would need to at least acknowledge the case put against him.
Mr Boies said: “He can’t ignore the process. He can ignore me and ignore my client. He can ignore other victims and their lawyers, but he can’t ignore the court.
“The court process now is going to compel him. If he were to try to ignore the court the way he’s ignored us, there would be a default judgment entered against them.
“That could be enforced in the United States or in England or elsewhere in the world. So I don’t think he’s going to ignore the court.
“And as a result, he’s going to be held to account.”
A statement published by Buckingham Palace in 2019 read: “The Duke of York has been appalled by the recent reports of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes.
“His Royal Highness deplores the exploitation of any human being and the suggestion he would condone, participate in or encourage any such behaviour is abhorrent.”
Currently, Prince Andrew is reportedly in Balmoral with the Queen and Sarah Ferguson after pictures were shown of them driving to the house.
It has been a long time since Ms Ferguson has met with the Queen or attended royal residences with royal author Angela Levin telling Sky News the accusations against Andrew will “hang like a dark cloud”.
Ms Guiffre filed the lawsuit in New York where time restraints on making the case are not applicable when compared to England where they are.
The US court will have the power to call upon any evidence to help the case including phone records, communications, pictures, and any other important records provided they still exist.
Ghislaine Maxwell, who worked for Jeffery Epstein, is currently under arrest for sex trafficking charges and will face court in November.
However, it could be the case she is called upon as a witness as one of Ms Guiffre’s claims took place in the house of Ms Maxwell.