(RepublicanPress.org) – For years, the world looked on as drama emerged surrounding now-deceased convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes. Investigations into the billionaire’s illegal activities revealed the possible involvement of several famous individuals, including Britain’s Prince Andrew. The royal recently agreed to settle a case with an alleged victim of his reported misdeeds.
On Tuesday, February 15, media outlets reported new court filings in Manhattan showed the now-disgraced Prince settled a lawsuit brought against him in the United States by one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Giuffre. She alleged the Duke of York sexually assaulted her when she was 17-years-old at Epstein’s New York City mansion and Little St. James, Epstein’s private island.
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre reach out-of-court settlement over civil sex assault claim filed in US https://t.co/1w29LTnFvu
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) February 15, 2022
The contents of the settlement remain confidential. However, a joint statement attached to the document stated Prince Andrew plans on making a “substantial donation” to a charity created by Giuffre, supporting “victims’ rights.” The statement also said the parties to the lawsuit would file a stipulated dismissal of the lawsuit once Giuffre received the settlement.
Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son, had pushed back against the allegation, asserting his innocence. Court watchers noted he entered into the settlement agreement a few weeks before a scheduled deposition, where Giuffre’s lawyer would have questioned him under oath.
Epstein’s criminal activities claimed dozen of other victims, and his estate established a victims’ compensation program in mid-2020. The program shut down in August 2021 after paying roughly $121 million to approximately 225 applicants.
Copyright 2022, RepublicanPress.org