Prince Andrew settles sexual abuse lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre 4 months ago

Prince Andrew settles sexual abuse lawsuit with Virginia Giuffre

The two sides have reached a settlement

Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre have reached an agreement to settle their court case and bring the accusations against the royal to an end.

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A statement released on Tuesday states that the two parties have "reached a settlement in principle", asking that the case be dismissed "within thirty days."

Giuffre had been suing the Duke of York, claiming he sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17. Prince Andrew has repeatedly and vehemently denied these accusations.

The document submitted to the US court stated that the duke would be making a "substantial donation to Ms Giuffre's charity."

It also states that Prince Andrew had "never intended to malign Ms Giuffre's character" and that he recognised she had "suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks".

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Last month, Judge Kaplan ruled that Giuffre's lawsuit against Andrew would not be dismissed on the grounds of a previous settlement made between Giuffre and the late Jeffrey Epstein.

In a statement from lawyers of both parties, Andrew admits that he "regrets" links to Epstein and accepts that Giuffre was a victim of abuse.

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The royal has also pledged to demonstrate his regret for his ties with the paedophile by supporting the "fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims.”