The outcome of Prince Andrew’s sexual assault case could be revealed next Friday, according to the Mirror. Virginia Giuffre’s allegations state that Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son sexually assaulted her when she was just 17. The assaults took place three times, he said. Lawyers for Prince Andrew, 61, are doing everything they can to get him out of this situation. But the bill risks being extremely steep for His Majesty’s son. Moreover, the latter would not be inclined to help her “favorite son” to pay his bills. The Duke of York must at all costs find the necessary funds to pay the lawyers’ fees and the accrued legal costs.
The prince plans to sell his € 20million Swiss chalet to meet the bills himself. As the Helora chalet, located in the ski resort of Verbier, is his last property, it is the only property he can sell for quick cash. “The couple agreed last September to sell the seven-bedroom property to a wealthy European investor,” reports the Mirror. The sale was not concluded as Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson still owed more than 6 million pounds to Isabelle de Rouvre, the former owner of the chalet. Ms. de Rouvre has just confirmed that Andrew and Fergie paid off their debt last November. This suggests that the sale of the chalet will soon be. Separately, “Fergie, 62, and her children are enjoying” last family vacation “at the cottage,” according to Mirror this week.
Prince Andrew could pay £ 3million over sexual assault
The legal battle he is waging against Virginia Giuffre is costing Prince Andrew dearly. Along with attorneys’ fees and other charges, the prince could pay compensation of up to £ 3million, according to legal experts. According to Mirror sources, the Duke of York would like to clear his name, but realizes “that a civil lawsuit could cause catastrophic damage to the reputation of the monarchy”. He would thus seek to avoid any civil lawsuit and could envisage an amicable settlement of the case.
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