Prince Andrew: Using the Queen’s private purse to pay off Virginia Guiffre isn’t ruled out.
According to reports, PRINCE ANDREW has not ruled out reaching a financial settlement with his accuser Virginia Giuffre, which would be covered by the Queen.
According to the Telegraph, the monarch, 95, may have paid “at least” several million pounds to theDukPrince Andrew’s accuser.
The Duke of York, 61, is currently involved in a civil legal battle with Virginia Giuffre, 38, who claims she was sexually assaulted by the royal when she was just 17 years old.
The claims leveled against the Queen’s son have been categorically denied.
Andrew is said to be hoping for a settlement to avoid further potential damage to his reputation.
According to the Telegraph, Her Majesty could offer her son funds for the financial settlement from her own private purse, which would be drawn from her private Duchy of Lancaster estate’s annual income.
Ms Giuffre claims the Duke of York sexually assaulted her in three locations, including at the London home of Epstein’s longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
In a federal court trial in Manhattan, Maxwell was recently found guilty of criminal charges of sex trafficking.
Giuffre also claims the royal assaulted her when she was a minor in New York City and the US Virgin Islands.
“It didn’t happen,” the Prince said in response to the allegations on BBC Two’s Newsnight in 2019.
Judge Lewis Kaplan told the court on Wednesday that at this point, he “must assume the truth” that Andrew forced “a child to have sexual intercourse” with him.
Legal commentator Joshua Rozenberg QC told Sky News that Andrew’s chances of winning the 2009 settlement Ms Giuffre reached with Epstein were bleak.
“What the judge seemed to imply was that the only people who could actually enforce this agreement were Jeffrey Epstein, who is, of course, dead, and Virginia Giuffre,” he said.
“And she has no interest in enforcing this agreement because she claims it doesn’t apply to her.”
“How would someone like Prince Andrew have known about it or been able to rely on it if it was confidential, or intended to be confidential?”
“Taking those two provisions together, as the judge seemed to interpret them, this means that Prince Andrew is unable to use this document and.
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