PRINCE Andrew has been accused of “extreme and outrageous conduct” with Virginia Giuffre in the latest court battle.
The comments about the disgraced Duke, 63, arose at a hearing in New York where Virgina’s lawyer was representing another woman over Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking operation.
The lawyer, Sigrid McCawley, also dubbed Andrew’s conduct “continuous and severe” when he allegedly had sex with her three times when she was 17.
MailOnline reported McCawley was representing a woman called Jane Doe who filed a case against American bank JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank.
The woman claims both institutions ignored Epstein’s operation in exchange for him bringing in wealthy clients for them.
During the hearing, McCawley compared the banks’ behaviour to the Duke’s.
McCawley told the court that there were a “plethora of allegations” against Deutsche Bank.
She claimed that “over and over” signs about Epstein were ignored.
McCawley said the bank and the Duke both engaged in “continuous, extreme and outrageous conduct”.
She added that in the Prince’s case it was “continuous, severe conduct”.
It comes not long after Andrew settled his sex abuse lawsuit with Virgina.
The settlement spared the Duke a humiliating court battle with the sex trafficking victim over claims he raped and abused her when she was 17.
The allegations have seen the Royal Family shaken to its foundations as the Duke was stripped of his titles and banished from public life.
Repeatedly and strongly denying all the claims against him, Andrew had seemed ready to take the case for a high-profile court battle in the US.
He was facing a gruelling legal clash which could have probed claims such as he could not sweat and that he was actually in a Pizza Express.
And the surprise settlement, just days before Andrew’s 62nd birthday, leaves many questions unanswered over Virginia’s allegations.
The sum of money agreed between the two parties may never be released, but had been speculated to be up to £12million.