Legal document in Andrew civil sex case due to be made public

A legal document that the Duke of York’s lawyer believes will stop the civil sex lawsuit against the royal is expected to be unlocked and made public.

ndrew B Brettler, who represents the duke, had claimed at an earlier hearing that Virginia Giuffre, who is accusing the queen’s son of alleged sexual assault, had entered into a “settlement agreement” that would end her trial.

The 2009 settlement agreement was reached between Mrs. Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, and Andrew’s ex-boyfriend and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Mr Brettler had earlier told New York listeners to the agreement “relieves Prince Andrew and others of any alleged liability arising from the claims made by Mrs Giuffre here against Prince Andrew”.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A Kaplan, who presided over the civil case, will hold a video teleconference on Tuesday when a request from the duke’s legal team to dismiss the case is heard.


Virginia Giuffre (Crime + Investigation / PA)

Mrs. Giuffre accuses the Queen’s son of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

She is not seeking specific damages, but it is speculated that the sum may be in the millions of dollars.

She claims she was trafficked by shameful financier Epstein to have sex with Andrew when she was 17 and a minor under U.S. law.

Andrew has denied all allegations.

Judge Kaplan last week rejected a motion by Andrew’s lawyers to stop the civil proceedings, while the issue of where Ms Giuffre lives is being addressed.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s ex-girlfriend and Andrew’s boyfriend, is serving the rest of her life in prison after she was convicted last week of helping provide teenage girls with the infamous sex offender financier.

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