Andrew accuser’s 2009 deal with Jeffrey Epstein made public

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Virginia Giuffre agreed not to sue anyone connected to Jeffrey Epstein who could be described as a ‘potential defendant,’ a 2009 damages settlement against the sex offender shows. The document, disclosed by a New York court, reveals the financier paid her $500,000 (£371,000) to end her claim. Ms Giuffre is suing the Duke of York in a civil case for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. He has consistently denied the claims. Ms Giuffre alleges that 20 years ago she was trafficked to the prince by Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. The document was released ahead of a critical hearing on Tuesday in the civil case involving Prince Andrew. The prince’s lawyers say this previously-secret 2009 deal means she cannot sue him, because she agreed to end all legal action against anyone connected to the offender who could be described as a ‘potential defendant.'” (01/03/22)