A motion filed in the US District Court in Manhattan states: “Ms. Giuffre alleges that she is a citizen of the State of Colorado, the evidence shows that she is in fact domiciled in Australia, where she has lived for all ten -last nine years except two. years.”
Giuffre alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends, including the prince. She says the assaults took place in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands – and Andrew knew she was 17 when the alleged incidents began.
The motion filed on Tuesday also asks the court “to order Ms. Giuffre to respond to targeted written discovery requests regarding her domicile and to submit to a two-hour remote deposition limited to the issue of her domicile.”
CNN has reached out to attorneys for Giuffre and Prince Andrew for comment.
Oral arguments are scheduled for January 4, when Prince Andrew’s lawyers are expected to argue in favor of dismissing Giuffre’s civil lawsuit.