May 08 2022 – 6:00 p.m.
A new scandal worries the British royal family. the father-in-law of pippa middletonthe younger sister Princess Kate Middleton, is accused of sexual abuse of a minor.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, 38, has been married since 2017 to james matthewsa former car racer and boss of the Williams Formula 1 team, son of real estate mogul David Matthews, 78 years old, on whom the lawsuit weighs.
Pippa and James are the parents of two children, ArthurMichaelWilliam, three years old, and Grace Elizabeth Jane, one’s. The beauty of the young Briton first drew attention at Kate’s wedding to Prince William in 2011.
Accused of abuse by his niece
The trial against the father-in-law of Kate Middleton’s sister was paused due to the pandemic, but was reactivated in June and December of last year, when he was summoned to testify again, according to the Daily Mail.
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David Matthews was accused in 2018 of abusing his own niece on two occasions, between 1998 and 1999. On that date, he was arrested and questioned by the French justice system, charges were brought against him and he was detained for 48 hours while investigations were carried out, revealed The Sun.
The young woman accused David Matthews of raping her when she was a teenager. The first time it happened in Paris, while the second time was on the Caribbean island of Saint Barts, where he owns the luxury hotel Eden Rock.
David Matthews denies the facts
According to sources close to David Matthews, to whom the British newspaper had access, the businessman defends himself by denying the facts and accusing his niece of “set him up” to bring shame to his family.
For his part, the father of the affected girl commented that “the idea that she is doing this for compensation or for any other reason than the desire for justice, is completely wrong.”
So far Kate Middleton and her husband William have not issued any statement about it.
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Sex scandal splashes Princess Kate Middleton’s sister: Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law accused of abusing a minor