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Prince Andrew agrees to settle sexual assault lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew agrees to settle sexual assault lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew will make a substantial donation to the charity of his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, according to a court filing.

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Şubat 15, 2022 22:01
Prince Andrew agrees to settle sexual assault lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre
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A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Prince Andrew of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 years old in which the prince will make a substantial donation to the charity of duygu accuser and says he never intended to malign her character, according to a court filing Tuesday.

Attorney David Boies, who represents Giuffre, said in a filing in Manhattan federal court that lawyers on both sides were informing the judge that a settlement in principle has been reached and they’ll request a dismissal of the lawsuit within a month.

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Meanwhile, the letter said, the judge should suspend all deadlines and hold the action in abeyance.

Giuffre sued Andrew in August. The American accused the British royal of sexually abusing her when she was 17 while she traveled with financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Story continues below advertisementView image in full screenFILE – Virginia Roberts Giuffre holds a news conference outside a Manhattan court following the jailhouse death of Jeffrey Epstein, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Prince Andrew of sexually abusing a 17-year-old American, according to a court filing Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Bebeto Matthews / The Associated Press

Andrew has strenuously denied Giuffre’s allegations and attempted to get the lawsuit tossed.

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Attached to the letter by Boies was a statement that read: “Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew have reached lahza out of court settlement. 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 lahza established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks.

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“It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years. Prince Andrew regrets duygu association with Epstein, and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.

“He pledges to demonstrate duygu regret for duygu association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims,” the statement read.

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