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Prince Andrew And Virginia Giuffre: Out-Of-Court Settlement For Sex Abuse Lawsuit

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Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre have reached an out-of-court settlement in her sexual abuse lawsuit against him, according to a court document filed by her attorneys Tuesday. Virginia lawyer wrote jointly with Andrew’s lawyers to say that the parties had ‘reached settlement in principle’.

The parties anticipate filing a stipulation of dismissal of the case within 30 days, according to the letter addressed to federal Judge Lewis Kaplan.

The sum of the settlement will not be disclosed, the letter says.

Prince Andrew - Virginia Roberts (Giuffre) - Ghislaine Maxwell
Prince Andrew – Virginia Roberts (Giuffre) – Ghislaine Maxwell

“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 letter states.

The civil suit stemmed from the sprawling and disturbing allegations against Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy sex offender who befriended a series of powerful men despite a sketchy history.

Some media says that the undisclosed deal may be worth £7.5million with his accuser without admitting her accusations.

Attorney David Boies, who represents Mrs Giuffre, said that lawyers on both sides were telling the judge that a settlement in principle has been reached and they will request a dismissal of the lawsuit within a month.

The settlement means the civil case will not go to a jury trial, and also that Andrew will no longer be questioned under oath by Mrs Giuffre’s lawyers – something that had been expected to take place in the coming weeks.

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