Prince Andrew of Britain has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting an underage girl while sex criminals Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were in control of her.
A legal filing that was revealed on Tuesday gave some insight into the settlement, which will take place out of court, and the case itself.
The amount of money that Andrew will pay Virginia Giuffre, his accuser, to settle her claims was not released in the filing that took place in Manhattan federal court, where Giuffre sued the Duke of York in August. The filing did note, though, that Andrew, aged 61, will be making “a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights.”
A statement that was issued by both lawyers for Giuffre and Andrew’s attorneys notes that he “regrets his association with Epstein, and commends he bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.”
The statement continues, “He pledges to demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims.”
News of the settlement came after Andrew had prior made several attempts, that ultimately failed, to get the suit tossed out. He also had been stripped of military titles as well as other honorifics in relation to being a part of the British royal family due to his ties with Epstein and Maxwell.
Andrew has denied the allegations from Giuffre that he sexually abused her twenty years ago in New York, London, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. At the time he was a friend of both Epstein and Maxwell. The court filing did not give any insight into whether the prince was reversing his denial of the allegations.
ARTICLE: ELIZABETH HERTZBERG
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