Prince Andrew has reportedly settled a lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre (former Roberts) who accused the prince of raping her.
The lawsuit drew attention due not only to its graphic nature, but due also to its involvement of now-deceased financier and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. The disgraced Royal will pay Giuffre an undisclosed amount.
Prince Andrew will also “make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights,” the settlement reads.
“Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew have reached an out-of-court settlement,” it stated.
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“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,” the settlement says.
“It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years.
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“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.”
Sigrid McCawley, who represents Giuffre, said of the matter: “As a managing partner at a firm that has from its beginning acted upon the belief that the law should be marshalled to bring justice to the most vulnerable, I can say, without hesitation, that our representation of survivors upholds that tradition.
“I am very pleased with the resolution of Virginia Giuffre’s litigation against Prince Andrew,” she continued, according to The Independent.
Buckingham Palace did not comment on the settlement.
Andrew was scheduled to sit in court, under oath in just a few short weeks.
The lawsuit also resulted in Andrew losing his military titles, as well as the title of “His Royal Highness.”