Prince Andrew’s sexual assault accuser agreed not to sue “other likely defendants” linked to Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged sexual intercourse crimes, a when-confidential document launched Monday confirmed.
The agreement unveiled by a New York courtroom shows that Virginia Giuffre settled her lawsuit against the late disgraced income manager Epstein for $500 000 in 2009.
The settlement, which does not mention Andrew immediately, incorporates a provision that statements to protect “other prospective defendants” from becoming sued connected to Epstein’s alleged sexual intercourse crimes.
It suggests Giuffre will “remise, release, acquit, satisfy, and permanently discharge the stated 2nd Functions and any other man or woman or entity who could have been incorporated as a probable defendant (‘Other Likely Defendants’) from all, and all manner of, action and actions”.
Andrew’s lawyers have cited this stipulation in their arguments that Giuffre’s lawsuit against Queen Elizabeth’s 2nd son really should be dismissed.
They hope it will be enough grounds for a choose to throw out her lawsuit in opposition to the royal during oral arguments in the situation on Tuesday.
Giuffre alleges that Epstein, who killed himself even though awaiting demo in 2019, lent her out for sexual intercourse with his wealthy and potent associates, such as Andrew.
She has sued the British royal for unspecified damages, alleging he sexually assaulted her in 2001 when she was 17 and a insignificant below American legislation.
The 61-year-previous Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II’s next son, has not been criminally charged and has continuously and strenuously denied the allegations.