British Prince Andrew agreed to settle the lawsuit out of court accusing him of sexually assaulting a minor girl while she was under the control of sex offenders Jeffrey Epstein and Gislen Maxwell, legal documents became known on Tuesday.
The amount of money Andrew agreed to pay to his prosecutor Virginia Juffre to satisfy his claims is not disclosed in a statement to the Federal Court of Manhattan, where she sued the Duke of York in August.
But the document also says that 61-year-old Andrew will make “a significant donation to Ms. Jufre’s charity in support of victims’ rights.”
A statement issued by Juffrey’s lawyers and Andrew’s lawyers said he “regrets his connection with Epstein and praises the courage of Ms. Juffrey and other survivors defending themselves and others.”
“He promises to show his regret over his relationship with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evil of human trafficking and supporting its victims,” the statement said.
The development of the bomb took place after Andrew earlier failed attempts to throw away Juffrey’s suit, and after he was undressed military ranks and other honors associated with a member of the UK Royal Family because of his connection with Epstein and Maxwell.
A preliminary settlement was revealed in a letter from Juffre’s lawyer David Boyce to Judge Lewis Kaplan, who is expected to dismiss the lawsuit after both sides submit a formal reservation to the agreement.
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Boyce’s letter states that he writes “together with a lawyer” to Andrew, and asked Kaplan to suspend the case until the submission of this provision. Later on Tuesday, a judge said Juffre’s lawsuit would be adjourned until March 17 to allow for an application.
Andrew has denied Juffre’s accusations that he sexually abused her two decades ago in New York, London and the US Virgin Islands when he was a friend of Epstein and Maxwell.
A court statement Tuesday did not indicate that Queen Elizabeth II’s son had given up.
But the settlement will regret it Andrew continues to disgrace from being forced to answer questions under oath to testify in a case and face a public court in New York that would attract a lot of media attention.
The agreement takes less than two months after Maxwell was convicted in the same building of the court on criminal charges related to the fact that she acquired other underage girls for sexual assault by Epsteinan investment manager who killed himself in federal prison in 2019 pending a trial on federal child trafficking charges.
Juffrey’s costume claimed that she had sex with Andrew on the instructions of Epstein and Maxwell.
In a letter to Kaplan, Boyce wrote: “We are writing together with the defendant’s lawyer to inform the court that the parties have reached an agreement in principle on the above action.”
“The parties expect to file a decision to close the case within thirty (30) days,” Boyce wrote. “Meanwhile, the parties ask the court to suspend all deadlines and postpone the case.”
A joint statement from lawyers on both sides said: “Virginia Juffrey and Prince Andrew have reached an out-of-court settlement.”
“The parties will file a conditional dismissal after Ms. Jufre receives an agreement (the amount of which is not disclosed). Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms. Jufre’s charity in support of the rights of victims.”
“Prince Andrew never intended to tarnish Ms. Juffrey’s character, and he admits that she has suffered both as a constant victim of abuse and as a result of unjust public attacks. It is known that Jeffrey Epstein has trafficked countless young girls over the years,” he said. the statement said.
For many years Andrew was one of Epstein’s many rich, powerful and famous friends.
Epstein also had long-standing friendships with former presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton before pleading guilty to the 2009 Florida indictment, which included paying a minor girl for sexual services.
Juffre’s lawsuit alleges that she “was regularly abused by Epstein and was lent by Epstein to other powerful men for sexual purposes.”
Juffre’s costume states that she “was also forced to have sex with the defendant, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in [Epstein’s] and the direction of Maxwell.