Judge Lewis A Kaplan has rejected Prince Andrew's attempt to block a lawsuit.
Virginia Guiffre sued the Prince after accusing him of allegedly abusing her in 2001. At the time, she was also sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.
Therefore, the Prince has no option but to hand over the documents as required of the suit against him.
All through, Prince Andrew has denied the allegations Giuffre made against him, with his lawyer arguing that the lawsuit against the Prince is "baseless."
In 2009, there was a settlement between Epstein and Giuffre.
According to his lawyers, the agreement they have filed keeps the prince safe from claims made against him by Giuffre. Unfortunately for the Prince, judges disagreed with this opinion and instead asked that the documents be produced in court on January 3, 2022.
The court also denied a request by Prince Andrew's lawyer for the case to be dismissed because Giuffre is not living in the US anymore, although she is still a US citizen.
Giuffre has spent 17 of the last 19 years in Australia, and she even has an Australian driving license.
The lawyers tried to use this information to have the case against the Prince dismissed.
Sigrid McCawley, Giuffre's lawyer, stated that the request to block the request for information was just another of many attempts by Prince Andrew to undermine the validity of the case against him. McCawley pointed out that all people are subject to discovery, including the Prince.
So far, Judge Kaplan has not said anything about the validity of the claim pursued by the team defending the Prince.
The case is still in progress. Oral arguments about his request to have the case dismissed will be heard on January 3 through a video teleconference.