Prince Andrew to review Epstein settlement
The royal’s lawyers have had a win – they will be allowed to review a 2009 agreement between late billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein and his accuser Virginia Giuffre. The document is important to Prince Andrew’s defence against Giuffre’s claims that he sexually assaulted her on 3 occasions while underage. The 61yo has “categorically” denied the allegations, though he was initially tricky for Guiffre’s lawyers to get in touch with… Andrew’s lawyers argue that Giuffre signed away her right to sue anyone connected to Epstein in the settlement with the billionaire, who died in prison in 2019. But until now, the specific wording of the agreement has been kept confidential and sealed by the court. Giuffre’s lawyers believe it will be “irrelevant” to the civil case but say Andrew’s team has a right to review the document and argue their case.
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