US judge denies Prince Andrew plea to dismiss US sex case

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A US judge on Wednesday denied Prince Andrew's plea to dismiss a sexual assault lawsuit brought against him, paving the way for the case to proceed, a court filing showed.

Prince Andrew has failed in his bid to get a civil case dismissed, which alleges he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre.

Giuffre is suing the prince, claiming he abused her when she was 17.

New York Judge Lewis Kaplan said in his ruling that the British royal's motion to dismiss the complaint brought by accuser Virginia Giuffre was "denied in all respects." 

Prince Andrew has strongly denied all allegations.

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