British Prince Andrew Settles Abuse Case in US
Britain’s Prince Andrew has reached a “principal” settlement with Virginia Giuffre. British and American media report this. Giuffre charged the Duke of York last year with sexual assault.
According to the letter sent to court by Virginia Giuffre’s lawyer, Britain’s Prince Andrew had reached an out-of-court settlement with the woman who sought to prosecute him for sexual abuse when she was a teenager.
Giuffre, now 38, says the 61-year-old prince abused her on three different occasions in 2001. The woman was then 17 years old, and her name was Virginia Roberts. The abuse is said to have taken place within the entourage of controversial wealthy businessman and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who took his own life in his cell in New York in 2019. Epstein would also have ordered Giuffre to have sex with the prince.
Prince Andrew has always formally denied that. In a much-discussed interview with the British broadcaster BBC in 2019. His lawyers have tried for months to avoid a lawsuit. They recently stated that Giuffre might be suffering from “wrong memories”.
“It was never Prince Andrew’s intention to speak ill of Ms Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she suffered from both being a victim of abuse and unfair attacks in public,” the statement said. Whether the son of the British Queen Elizabeth also pleads guilty? “I believe this event speaks for itself,” said Virginia Giuffre’s attorney David Boies.
This year, the prince was relieved of his military rank at the beginning of this year. As a result, he should have defended himself as a citizen if it came to a lawsuit (whether or not with a jury). As a result, the Duke of York will no longer perform any public duties and will no longer be able to be a royal patron.