Oct 11, 2021 - World

U.K. police won't take action against Prince Andrew over sex abuse claim

Picture of Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew. Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

British police on Monday said they will not take action against Prince Andrew following a review of sexual abuse accusations by a Jeffrey Epstein accuser, AP reports.

Driving the news: Virginia Giuffre has accused Andrew of sexually assaulting her at Epstein's London home in 2001 when she was 17 years old. The prince has denied any wrongdoing.

  • Giuffre is suing Andrew in U.S. court.
  • The London Metropolitan Police in August started a review of the accusations, saying that "no one is above the law," AP notes.

What they're saying: "As a matter of procedure MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) officers reviewed a document released in August 2021 as part of a U.S. civil action," the police said in a statement, per Reuters.

  • "This review has concluded and we are taking no further action."
  • They also said they would not take action over allegations that Epstein's longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked, abused and groomed women and girls in the U.K., per AP.
Go deeper