Prince Andrew Officially Served Notice in Epstein Victim’s Child Trafficking Case
Document reveals the affidavit of service was served at the Duke of York's home
The bombshell document reveals the affidavit of service was served at the Duke of York's home in Windsor, last August.
The papers were handed over to police at the property by an agent working on behalf of Roberts.
The agent attempted to hand the papers a day before but was told staff had not been primed to accept any documents.
But when the agent returned, police officers at the gate of Royal Lodge allowed him to leave the paperwork.
Roberts, who was one of pedophile Epstein's many sex trafficking victims, filed a lawsuit against the Queen's son in federal court in Manhattan, New York, last month.
She claims she was raped by Prince Andrew three times when she was 17.
But Andrew has continually denied the allegations.
In the now-infamous car crash interview with BBC in 2019, Andrew claimed he had no memory of meeting Roberts, despite being pictured with her.
The photo of Roberts and Andrew was taken inside the London townhouse of Epstein's madam Ghislaine Maxwell.
Court documents are below:
In an affidavit filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of New York from British-based process server Cesar Augusto Sepulveda, he details his several attempts at serving the lawsuit at Prince Andrew's home. pic.twitter.com/LAQEYeRDtF— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 10, 2021
The court documents stated Cesar Sepulveda with British corporate intelligence company GCW intelligence went to Andrew's home on August 26 at 9.30 am and met with security staff, and handed over a business card, and was asked to wait.
According to the court document, 'after some time,' Sepulveda met with a Metropolitan police officer who called to see whether he could be let up.
But Andrew's head of security arrived and apparently experienced the same difficulties and could not raise anyone in charge there."
The document states:
"The Metropolitan Police Officer/head of security could not locate the defendant private secretary, or anyone senior and the dependent was told that the security there had been instructed not to allow anyone attending there for the purpose of serving court papers onto the grounds of the property and at the time they had been told not to accept service of any court process."
Sepulveda said the officers said that anything he left with them "would not be forwarded to the defendant and it appeared from the attendance that the security staff had already been primed not to allow anyone access onto the property to serve court process and had been instructed not to accept any service."
Sepulveda returned to the Royal Lodge the following day, and a police officer at the entrance called a different supervisor who allowed the documents to be left.
The material would then be "forwarded on to the legal team."
The document stated:
Sepulveda"enquire whether it was possible to meet personally with the defendant, but he was told that was not possible and although (Sepulveda) did ask the whereabouts of the defendant, the Metropolitan Police Officer said that he could not answer any questions."
Epstein was found dead in his prison cell in 2019 while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking offenses.
Maxwell was arrested last July and is set to go on trial in November for allegedly recruiting underage girls for sex for the disgraced New York financier. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.