Prince Andrew Settles with Accuser Virginia Giuffre in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, has settled the suit brought by Virginia Giuffre, who declared he sexual mistreated her when she was underage while she was likewise being madeuseof by Jeffrey Epstein.
“We compose collectively with counsel for offender to encourage the Court that the celebrations reached a settlement,” composed Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies in a letter to U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan on Tuesday.
The settlement amount will not be exposed to the public, however the Duke of York hasactually vowed to contribute to Giuffre’s charity “in assistance of victims’ rights.” Giuffre had implicated the British royal of battery and deliberate infliction of psychological distress.
“Prince Andrew has neverever planned to malign Ms. Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an developed victim of abuse and as a outcome of unreasonable public attacks,” the letter states.
“It is understood that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked numerous young women over numerous years. Prince Andrew issorryfor his association with Epstein and applauds the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others,” it continues.
Giuffre declared that Prince Andrew sexually mistreated her at the London house of Ghislaine Maxwell, at Epstein’s personal island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and at his Manhattan estate. Maxwell, Epstein’s previous sweetheart, was discovered guilty in December of grooming young ladies into appealing in prohibited sex with Epstein and his partners.
Prince Andrew’s court case was setup to start in late2022 Giuffre and her legal group had prepared to summon witnesses who may have had understanding of Prince Andrew’s encounters with Giuffre such as Robert Ashton Olney, the prince’s previous royal assistant who might haveactually been mindful of the duke’s takesatrip in the early 2000s, when Guiffre states she was raped. Shukri Walker, who declares she saw Prince Andrew with a female who might haveactually been Giuffre at Tramp bar in London, was likewise set to be called to the stand.
After the scandal broke and a U.S. court rejected a movement to dismiss the suit last month, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew’s mom, withdrawed Prince Andrew’s military title, royal patronages, and public responsibilities, however enabled him to continue to be called the Duke of York. Prince Andrew has consistently turneddown the claims that he raped Giuffre, or that was a co-conspirator of Epstein.
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