Prince Andrew’s Lawsuit Authorizes Accuser to Seek Testimony From Key Aide

( The legal team representing Virginia Giuffre have requested testimony from a royal aide whom they believe may have information about Prince Andrew’s visits to Jeffrey Epstein and his involvement with Giuffre.

Judge Lewis Kaplan, who is overseeing the civil suit brought by Giuffre against the Duke of York, submitted a formal request to British authorities for evidence from Prince Andrew’s former equerry, Robert Olney.

According to a court filing, Olney’s name appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s little black book under “Duke of York.”

Giuffre’s lawyers want to question Olney about any possible communications he may have had with Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, or Virginia Giuffre, and also about the Duke’s visits to Epstein’s several properties.

In the court filing, Giuffre’s lawyers assert that Olney is likely to have “relevant information” about Prince Andrew’s travel “to and from” Epstein’s homes as well as information regarding the Duke’s relationship with Epstein and Maxwell, especially as it relates to Virginia Giuffre’s allegations that she was trafficked to Prince Andrew and forced to engage in sex with him.

Giuffre’s lawyers believe information from Olney is especially relevant as Prince Andrew has denied even having met Giuffre.

Judge Kaplan has requested the High Court in London obtain Olney’s testimony by April 29 “or as soon as practicably possible thereafter” either in person or virtually via videoconference.

Kaplan also submitted a similar request for evidence from a woman named Shukri Walker who told the press that she saw Prince Andrew at a London nightclub called Tramp in the company of a young woman. Giuffre has claimed that Epstein, Maxwell, and the Duke had taken her to Tramp on the night Andrew first had sex with her.

Meanwhile, Prince Andrew’s attorney Andrew Brettler has filed a request for testimony from Giuffre’s husband Robert and her therapist Dr. Judith Lightfoot.

Last month, the Duke’s attorneys moved to have Giuffre’s suit thrown out, however, Judge Kaplan rejected the motion and ordered the trial to move forward. The case is likely to go to court in late summer.