Prince Andrew Reaches Settlement With Virginia Giuffre In US Civil Sex Assault Case

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Prince Andrew Reaches Settlement With Virginia Giuffre In US Civil Sex Assault Case

The Duke of York has reached an out-of-court financial settlement with his accuser Virginia Giuffre, US court
documents show.

This means that the Queen‘s second son, 61, will not face a jury trial on
sexual abuse claims.

The amount that Prince Andrew will pay Ms. Giuffre, 38, is confidential,
the parties said in a joint statement attached to the filing.

The statement also says that the Duke “intends to make a
substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’
rights”.

It added that Prince Andrew had “never intended to malign Ms.
Giuffre’s character” and that he recognized she had “suffered
both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public
attacks”.

The Duke also pledged to “demonstrate his regret for his
association” with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein by
supporting the “fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by
supporting its victims”. 

Buckingham Palace has declined to comment.

Prince Andrew Reaches Settlement With Virginia Giuffre In US Civil Sex Assault Case

Andrew pictured being driven out of Windsor in January

The settlement comes weeks before Andrew was due to give evidence under
oath on 10 March in what is known as a deposition.

In January 2022, Ms. Giuffre filed a case against the Duke for allegedly
sexually assaulting her on three occasions when she was a teenager, allegations
he has repeatedly denied. 

Prince Andrew Reaches Settlement With Virginia Giuffre In US Civil Sex Assault Case

Virginia Giuffre pictured in 2019

Andrew has also handed back his military titles and patronages to the
Queen amid the civil sex case.

The statement from Buckingham Palace in January read: “With
The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations
and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen. The Duke of York will
continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a
private citizen.”


The Duke will also no longer use the style ‘His Royal Highness’ in any
official capacity.

 

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