Details of secret Epstein deal with Prince Andrew accuser to be made public — Analysis

The 2009 settlement between Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre will soon be publicly released

After an order from US judges to undeal the settlement agreement between Jeffrey Epstein, Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew, the deal is expected to become public.

Giuffre is currently defending Prince Andrew of York. Giuffre accuses Epstein of making her have sex at his homes in Ghislaine Maxwell or Epstein while she was 18 years old.

Giuffre’s claims have been repeatedly denied by the senior royal, even in an interview with BBC. Giuffre then temporarily retired from public life. Giuffre hasn’t been criminally charged over these allegations.

The now-deceased convicted sex offender Epstein reached a deal with Giuffre in 2009, which the duke’s lawyers claims exempts the Briton from any liability, preventing the accuser from suing the royal. The agreement document was ordered by two Manhattan judges on Wednesday to be published no later than January 3, 2022.

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Andrew’s lawyers argue the deal covers “royalty”This was intended to protect “any and all persons”Giuffre might sue these people. However, Giuffre’s lawyers say that the deal only covered people involved in cases in Florida, meaning the royal who lives in the UK would be excluded.

The Duke of York’s legal team recently issued a counter challenge to Giuffre’s claims, calling on the court to throw the case out because his accuser actually lives in Australia, so the New York court might not have “jurisdiction.”

A judge in New York will hear from the legal representatives of both parties on January 4, where they will consider the request to dismiss Giuffre’s lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified damages.

Maxwell, who was a confidante to Epstein, has been found guilty on five counts of six related to her involvement in the grooming and recruitment of teenage girls by the billionaire. Maxwell hasn’t been sentenced but originally, if convicted on all counts, she faced up to 80 years in prison.

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