Prince Andrew has reached an amicable agreement with Virgina Giuffre. Last January, she accused him of having sexually assaulted her in 2001, when she was 17 years old. According to the British tabloids, it is the Queen of England who will pay for the agreement.
The 61-year-old Duke of York was the subject of a complaint for “sexual assault”, filed by Virgina Giuffre. At least until Tuesday since the queen’s son has found a financial agreement with his accuser. According to The Sunthe sum could reach 12 million pounds sterling. The Telegraph adds that the Queen would have paid the costs since Andrew would not have the income. The Prince avoids the crash since he would have been questioned from March 10 by the plaintiff’s lawyers.
“It’s over, we have a monetary settlement and a charitable contribution and we have his declaration and his recognition,” says David Boies, Ms Giuffre’s lawyer. Until then the Duke of York denied the charges against him despite a photo where we see him hugging the victim, with Ghislaine Maxwell in the background.
A fallen prince
In January 2022, a new chapter opened in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, an American businessman accused of trafficking minors who committed suicide in his cell when he risked life imprisonment. After Ghislaine Maxwell, convicted of teenage sex trafficking, it is the turn of Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth II, to be in the dock.
On January 12, 2022 Virgina Giuffre, one of the victims of the sex crimes of American financier Jeffrey Epstein, filed a complaint against the prince. The accuser says he sexually assaulted her three times in 2001, when she was just 17. The following day, the Duke was stripped of all his titles and banished from public life.
A victory for Epstein’s victims
Andrew’s Prince has vowed to “demonstrate” his remorse by “supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and supporting its victims”. These statements weighed in Virgina Giuffre’s decision to accept an out-of-court settlement.
“We salute Virginia’s victory today. She accomplished what no one else could: get Prince Andrew to stop his nonsense and side with the victims of sexual abuse. We salute the breathtaking courage of Virginia”, testifies Lisa Bloom who represents eight victims of Epstein.