Prince Andrew has settled a civil sexual assault case brought against him by Jeffrey Epstein accuser, Virginia Giuffre, according to court documents.
Based on the document submitted to a Manhattan federal court, the Duke of York and Giuffre reached an out of court settlement, noting that Prince Andrew would make a “substantial donation to Ms Giuffre’s charity.” The specific value of the donation has not been disclosed.
“The settlement deal comes less than two months after Maxwell was convicted in the same courthouse of procuring other underage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein, an investment manager who killed himself in a federal jail in 2019 while awaiting trial on federal child sex trafficking charges,” CNBC reported.
In a letter to Judge Lewis Kaplan, Giuffre’s attorney David Boies wrote, “We write jointly with counsel for defendant to advise the Court that the parties reached a settlement in principle of the above-referenced action.”
“The parties anticipate filing a stipulation of dismissal of the case within thirty (30) days,” Boies wrote. “In the interim, the parties request that the Court suspend all deadlines and hold the action in abeyance.”
“Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew have reached an out of court settlement,” a document referenced in the letter, which was attached to the filing, said. “The parties will file a stipulated dismissal upon Ms. Giuffre’s receipt of the settlement (the sum of which is not being disclosed). Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights.”
“Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms.Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks. It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years,” the statement says. “Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein, and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others. 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.”
In January, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Andrew’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, after the royal failed in his last-ditch effort to have the civil case thrown out.
“With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen,” Buckingham Palace announced in a statement. “The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
The Duke of York will also stop using the style “His Royal Highness” in an official capacity, according to the BBC.
Ian Haworth is an Editor and Writer for The Daily Wire. Follow him on Twitter at @ighaworth.
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