Buckingham Palace announced Prince Andrew's dismissal from royal duties while a civil sex assault case looms.
Virginia Giuffre sued Andrew last month, alleging he sexually abused her at the London home of socialite Ghislaine Maxwell more than 20 years ago, when she was under 18.
Microsoft says its board began an investigation after it received a concern in the later half of 2019 that Gates "had sought to initiate an intimate relationship with a company employee."
Ghislaine Maxwell faced her trial judge in person for the first time as lawyers squabbled over exactly when she should be tried on sex trafficking charges that allege she procured teenage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse at his residences.
The new charges include sex trafficking conspiracy and sex trafficking of a minor against Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of Jeffrey Epstein – the disgraced US financier who killed himself in jail in 2019 while awaiting trial.
Maxwell's appeal will be heard on an expedited basis, with oral argument scheduled for September 22.
A representative of Jeffrey Epstein’s trafficking victims wants the British monarch’s son to submit himself for questioning in the US.
Prince Andrew said his ties to notorious American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had become a “major disruption” to the royal family’s charitable work.
The prince gave an interview to BBC's Newsnight, where he failed to convince the public of his innocence as he defended his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and denied allegations of having sex with an underage girl with a weak alibi.
Britain's Prince Andrew told the BBC that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.
Jeffrey Epstein, who was 66, was found dead Aug. 10 in his cell inside a segregated housing unit of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan. An autopsy concluded that he hanged himself.
An autopsy has ruled that Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, hanged himself.
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