Prince Andrew reaches 'principled settlement' with Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew reaches ‘principled settlement’ with Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew has reached an “agreement in principle” with Virginia Roberts over a U.S. civil sex lawsuit, court documents show.

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The Duke of York and Virginia Roberts have reached a “settlement in principle” in a U.S. civil sex lawsuit, according to court documents.

The document, submitted to the US court, states: “Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew reached an agreement out of court.

“The parties will file a letter of resignation after Ms. Giuffre receives compensation (for an undisclosed amount).

“Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Miss Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights.

“Prince Andrew never intended to vilify the character of Ms Giuffre, and he acknowledges that she has suffered both as an acknowledged victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks.

“Jeffrey Epstein has been known to sell countless young girls over the years. Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein and commends the bravery of Ms Giuffre and the other survivors in protecting themselves and others.

“He promises to show his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evil of sex trafficking and supporting its victims.”

A source close to Andrew told MailOnline that there would be no announcement other than what is contained in the court document.

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Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts stand with Ghislaine Maxwell in the background in London on March 13, 2001.

Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts stand with Ghislaine Maxwell in the background in London on March 13, 2001.

Prince Andrew reaches 'principled settlement' with Virginia Giuffre

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