Prince Andrew Settles With Virginia Giuffre in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Prince Andrew Settles With Virginia Giuffre in Sex Abuse Lawsuit

( – Prince Andrew’s legal troubles may be about to come to a sudden, but not entirely unexpected, end. The Duke of York, who spent nearly two years fighting accusations of sexual abuse levied in the form of a lawsuit by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre, recently settled the matter out of court.

The sum of the settlement is not yet public. However, the New York Post claims an unidentified source estimated it totaled approximately $12 million. Both Giuffre and Andrew will file stipulations to dismiss the case in March of 2022, potentially sparing more embarrassment for the prince.

Prince Andrew admitted in a letter that he recognized Giuffre as a victim of sexual abuse but didn’t admit to any wrongdoing. The unsigned letter also acknowledged that Epstein abused countless girls; he allegedly regrets associating with the disgraced financier. At one point, Andrew even commended Giuffre and other victims for having the courage to speak up.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew’s mother, previously stripped him of his military duties and His Royal Highness title, essentially divorcing him from the family and all the privileges that come with being a royal. It’s difficult to pin down how he plans to pay the alleged $12 million settlement without the monarchy’s help.

Britain’s Telegraph news outlet claims the Queen intends to fund part of it from her Duchy of Lancaster Estate. However, the Daily Mail allegedly spoke to a neighbor who lives close to Prince Andrew’s now-sold ski chalet in the Swiss Alps. That individual claims the Duke of York sold the property to raise funds for the settlement. Whether or not this is true isn’t clear.

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