Prince Andrew: Will his 'inability to sweat' prove his innocence in sex abuse case?

Prince Andrew is using a medical condition to falsify Giuffre’s sex assault accusations.

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In 2019, Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein and Maxwell’s many victims, gave an explosive interview with BBCPanoramaabout her horrific experience being trafficked and exploited by the sex criminals. She also opened up about the time she was brought to London and introduced to Prince Andrew, who she claims sexually abused her on three different accounts.

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Prince Andrew’s inability to perspire

During the interview she spoke in length about one of their encounters in a club and said that he was sweating profusely while dancing with her. She said:

It was horrible and this guy was sweating all over me, his sweat was like it was raining basically everywhere, I was just like grossed out from it, but I knew I had to keep him happy because that’s what Jeffrey and Ghislaine would have expected from me.

In retaliation to her claims, Prince Andrew did an interview himself with BBC and denied ever meeting Giuffre. Strangely enough, he tried to prove his innocence by claiming that it was ‘medically impossible’ for him to sweat. He said that he had an ‘overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War, when I was shot at ... it was almost impossible for me to sweat.'

Proving his condition

Now that Giuffre has filed a lawsuit against the royal and hopes to take the case to court, her team is demanding that he prove his alleged medical condition which makes him incapable of sweating. According to Mail Online, her lawyers David Boies and Sigrid McCawley have handed over a list of documents they would like Prince Andrew’s team to provide and one of the requests were:

All Documents concerning Your alleged medical condition of anhidrosis, hypohidrosis, or your inability to sweat.

Anhidrosis and hypohidrosis are two medical conditions which either cause a reduction in perspiration or a complete absence of it, respectively. If the body is unable to sweat, it is also unable to cool down, and there are higher chances that you feel ‘flushed, overheated, and dizzy,' reports Mayo Clinic. Severe forms of this condition could lead to heat exhaustion or a heat stroke.

However, mild anhidrosis/hypohidrosis can go unnoticed, which is why it’s often hard to diagnose—this may make it difficult forPrince Andrew to justify his medical condition.

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