Prince Andrew’s lawyers are doing everything to get him out of the predicament he has been in for a long time. His sexual assault case with American Virginia Giuffre was heard on Tuesday, January 4 by Manhattan Federal Court Judge Lewis Kaplan. According to La Presse, the judge would have exchanged warmly with a lawyer for the second son of Queen Elizabeth II. The article in La Presse states that the judge promised to decide “to decide very soon”. For months, lawyers for the younger brother of Prince Charles, 73, have tried to convince New York justice to drop the civil complaint of Virginie Giuffre. Currently 38, Ms Giuffre says she was sexually assaulted by Prince Andrew, 61, in 2001.
The complainant, 17 at the time of the assaults, claims to have been assaulted three times. She confirms that the acts took place in London and the US Virgin Islands. La Presse recalls that the perpetrators of sex trafficking Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell resided in the Virgin Islands. Despite the photos and videos showing Prince Andrew alongside Epstein, Maxwell and Giuffre, the latter claims to have had no contact with the young woman during an interview with the BBC in November 2019. “A cliché 2000 shows the American financier, the British socialite and the prince hunting in the east of England, “recalls La Presse. “In another, Andrew and Virginia Giuffre are standing by the waist, all smiles, with Ghislaine Maxwell in the background,” the magazine continues.
Prince Andrew, 61, Duke of York could get away with $ 500,000 deal
Andrew Brettler, the Duke of York’s lawyer, puts forward a compensation and exemption agreement of 500,000 dollars. The agreement was concluded by Virginia Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein in 2009. This agreement was made public on Monday January 3 by the American justice system. According to Prince Andrew’s lawyer, the agreement also protects “potential defendants”, including the prince. According to master Brettler, the victim “gave up her rights to file a complaint against them by signing the 2009 agreement and has already received money from Mr. Epstein”. She “intended [to exonerate] a broad category of individuals, including royalty and businessmen,” he added.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York © Claudia Albuquerque