In 2019, Prince Andrew sat down with Emily Maitlis, a British journalist, to talk about his ties to late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the accusations that were brought against him. (In 2021, Virginia Roberts is now suing Andrew, claiming the royal raped her at 17 years old.)
"Prince Andrew came to Newsnight because he wanted to clear his name. He believed things had been said about him that he could disprove. And he had his defense ready. The answers he gave on camera may have seemed astonishing, jaw-dropping even, in places," the TV personality said of the 2019 sit-down. "But, bizarrely, I had been expecting them. We had talked through the things he wanted to say."
"It was Prince Andrew who volunteered the information that he was 'unable to sweat.' I remember him asking me very directly if we thought that would be interesting to hear. I said 'yes,'" she continued. "We had asked him to explain his whereabouts on the night Ms. Giuffre alleged he had danced with her in Tramp nightclub in London. His office checked the date and told us he couldn't have been with her because he had been at a children's birthday party. The prince, in other words, had his alibi ready."
In 2019, Roberts claimed that she was forced to have sex with the Duke after they partied at Club Tramp in London.
"He was sweating all over me. I was like, ugh, I need a shower," she alleged.
During the chat, Andrew responded to the claims, insisting that he has "a peculiar medical condition …which is that I don’t sweat, or I didn’t sweat at the time … because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at."
Now, Andrew is trying to case thrown out as Roberts no longer lives in the United States.
Roberts' lawyers requested that Andrew show "all documents concerning your alleged medical condition of anhidrosis, hypohidrosis or your inability to sweat."
However, attorney Melissa Lerner said there are "no such documents exist in his possession, custody or control."