Prince Andrew: civil lawsuit in the USA (archive image)
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The London police are not investigating the British Prince Andrew in the abuse scandal involving US millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
"For procedural reasons, Metropolitan Police officers have reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a US civil lawsuit," said police. "This review is complete and we will not take any further action."
The London police chief Cressida Dick announced in August that it would investigate the abuse allegations made against Andrew by the US American Virginia Giuffre.
"Nobody is above the law," Dick had said.
Channel 4 had also given the police information that should prove that Epstein's ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently in custody in the US, abducted and abused women and girls in the UK.
The police also said that no further action would be taken in this case either.
Andrew's connection to Epstein
Giuffre accuses Prince Andrew of having abused her as a minor in London, among other places, and has filed a civil suit in the United States against Queen Elizabeth II's second youngest son.
She claims to have been made a sex slave by Epstein and Maxwell as a teenager.
Prince Andrew has been criticized for years for his previous friendship with Epstein and has withdrawn from his royal duties.
He strictly rejects the allegations.
The Times reports that the British royal family does not want Andrew to return to public life.
Prince William is said to see Andrew as a "threat" to the family.
Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in 2019, is said to have made dozens of girls and young women into his addiction and sexually abused and fed other men for years together with his ex-partner Maxwell.
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