According to powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred — who has represented multiple victims of Jeffrey Epstein's — a new law could open up more opportunities for accusers to come forward against the 61-year-old royal.
As reported by The Sun, Allred believes a new law could allow for other potential victims to make a case against Andrew, including Florida hair salon owner Johanna Sjoberg, who accused the Duke of York of touching her inappropriately back in 2001.
Sjoberg, now 42, has "repeatedly" claimed Andrew touched her breast when she was 21-years-old, although too much time has gone by for her to file a lawsuit, according to the publication.
However, if the new bill — which aims to change the statute of limitations for adult victims of adult sexual abuse — is passed, more victims would be able to bring their allegations to court.
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"The effort is to essentially model [the new law] on the Child Victims Act to provide a year during which an adult victim of adult sexual abuse could sue," Allred reportedly explained. "I do not know any other person who might allege that she was wrongfully sexually abused by Prince Andrew, but if there are such people then they would need the law."
The bill — entitled the New York Adults Survivors Act — has not yet been passed into law, but it could potentially be passed at some point this year, according to the outlet.
A sponsor of the bill Senator Brad Hoylman previously insisted, "Adult survivors of serial sexual assaulters like Jeffrey Epstein have been shut out of our courthouses. That ends now," per The Sun.
As OK! previously reported, Andrew was hit with the sexual assault lawsuit last year after one of Epstein's victims, Giuffre, claimed she was forced by the late financier to have sex with the royal when she was a minor.
Andrew — who was stripped of his royal patronages and military titles over the allegations — recently reached an out-of-court settlement with Giuffre, paying her an undisclosed amount to resolve the suit.
However, Giuffre was not the only person to come forward with disturbing accusations against Andrew, as many others have also spoken out about uncomfortable encounters with the royal, including his former massage therapist who accused him of inappropriate behavior and called him a "sex pest," as well as a "total creep."