Trial against Prince Andrew: details of Epstein-applicant deal disclosed
On Monday, January 3, the court revealed details of a legal deal concluded between financier Jeffrey Epstein and American Virginia Giuffre.
According to France24, the document may become a key one in the consideration of Giuffre's lawsuit against Prince Andrew, whom the applicant accuses of complicity in sex crimes of a deceased American financier.
The document was signed in 2009. It claims that Giuffre receives $ 500,000 in exchange for terminating the lawsuit against Epstein. She also waives claims against “ potential defendants. ''
Prince Andrew's name was not mentioned. However, Giuffre claimed that Epstein took her around the world to provide sexual services to numerous men, “including royalty, politicians, academics, businessmen and acquaintances.” According to the woman, she entered into an affair with Andrew when she was 17 years old.
The Prince's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, told the judge that his client should be exempted from “ any alleged responsibility. '' In turn, spokesman Giuffre notes that a member of the royal family may be the very “ potential defendant '', which is indicated in the document.