U.S. justice published the confidential agreement signed in 2009, according to which the late financial and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein paid $ 500,000 to Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre to drop allegations of alleged sexual abuse when she was a minor. It is a document that the defense attorneys of Queen Elizabeth II’s son hope will serve to dismiss the case against him. The out-of-court settlement, hitherto secret, establishes that any legal action by Giuffre against Epstein and other “potential defendants” in the alleged child sex trafficking plot investigated by a New York court will be dismissed.
The plea agreement between Epstein and Giuffre was disclosed in the civil lawsuit initiated by the woman against the Duke of York, one of the men – it is the accusation – to which Epstein allegedly granted it for sexual abuse. Prince Andrew’s lawyers believe the agreement prohibits Giuffre from suing Queen Elizabeth’s son as the document signed by the woman also refers to “any other person or entity” who could have been a potential defendant.
Last October the Duke of York’s lawyers had highlighted how the plea deal had shielded Epstein and many others from all charges. “To avoid being drawn into future legal disputes, Epstein had negotiated an agreement that – they explained – covered the other people identified by Giuffre as potential targets for other legal actions” regardless of their merit. “
The prince is accused in a trial parallel to the one that saw the conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell for procuring minors to be molested by Jeffrey Epstein and his friends: in this case Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims that – thanks to the mediation of Maxwell and her boyfriend / accomplice, American financier Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in prison in 2019 – the duke sexually abused her on three occasions (in London, New York and Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean) when she was 17.