In an interview with the Associated Press, Goldberg Segalla’s Albert J. D’Aquino discusses how there’s “no good option” for Prince Andrew’s potential response to a U.S. lawsuit filed by an American woman who alleges that he sexually assaulted her when she was 17.
In the article, Al, co-chair of the firm’s General Liability practice, discusses the case brought by one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime accusers, Virginia Guiffre. The Associated Press notes that Andrew can either contest the U.S. court’s jurisdiction, or ignore the civil lawsuit altogether, taking a chance the court might find him in default and order him to pay damages.
“I don’t think he will submit to the court’s authority to order him to give a deposition, or to answer questions on which he wishes to demur,” Al said. “He runs too much risk of self-incrimination, which could then spawn a criminal action against him.”
“Prince Andrew Faces No Good Choice in Epstein Accuser Case,” Associated Press, August 10, 2021
Albert J. D’Aquino is one of Goldberg Segalla’s founding partners and co-chair of its General Liability practice group, one of the firm’s largest practice groups. A seasoned trial lawyer who has served clients throughout New York for more than 30 years, Al tries—and wins—cases against the most experienced and respected plaintiffs’ attorneys in the state. He brings a goal-oriented approach to pre-trial and trial proceedings, which stands as a hallmark of his proactive, cost-effective litigation style.