After Prince Andrew's lawyer claimed he was never served with court papers, Virginia Roberts is proving him wrong.
According to The Sun, Roberts released a photo which shows that someone mailed the papers to the royal's Royal Lodge home. In the photo, a white envelope is pictured going into a mailbox with the words "Prince Andrew Royal Lodge" posted on the front.
Earlier this week, Andrew's lawyer argued that his case should be thrown out since the documents were allegedly never given to him.
Andrew Brettler told the federal court in New York that it was a "non-viable and potentially unlawful" case.
“You have a pretty high degree of certainty that he can be served sooner than later. Let’s cut out all the technicalities and get to the substance," Judge Lewis Kaplan replied.
“We are hopeful that Prince Andrew will now stop trying to evade and delay facing his accuser in court," Roberts' lawyer, David Boies, said. “The bottom line is Andrew is being served. He cannot refuse.”
Roberts is suing Andrew for allegedly raping her when she was 17 years old.
In the documents, which were obtained by The Royal Observer, Roberts claims that the royal "sexually abused Plaintiff in [Jeffrey] Epstein’s New York mansion in this District."
"On another occasion, Prince Andrew sexually abused Plaintiff on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Little St. James," the documents state. "During each of the aforementioned incidents, Plaintiff was compelled by express or implied threats by Epstein, [Ghislaine] Maxwell, and/or Prince Andrew to engage in sexual acts with Prince Andrew, and feared death or physical injury to herself or another and other repercussions for disobeying Epstein, Maxwell, and Prince Andrew due to their powerful connections, wealth, and authority."
Prince Andrew has denied any wrongdoing, and it seems like he is nervous for what's to come.
“He’s not been his usual blasé self, acting like everything is in hand," a source told The Mirror. “The issue has suddenly become very pressing and there is a distinct tension in the air. There has been a dramatic shift in mood and the reality that this could not only go on for many months, if not years, as well as costing potentially millions of pounds is very real.”