Prince Andrew settles sexual abuse suit ‘in principle,’ accuser’s lawyer says

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew has reached a settlement “in principle” with Virginia Giuffre, a woman who brought a law suit against the British royal, alleging he sexually abused her when she was a teenager.

David Boies, an attorney for Giuffre, wrote in a letter to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan filed Tuesday that the two parties “reached an out of court settlement.” He said the settlement amount will not be disclosed.

The attorney also said Andrew “intends to make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights.”

Giuffre, 38, filed a lawsuit against Andrew in August, accusing him of rape and sexual abuse on three different occasions when she was 17. 

Giuffree said Epstein introduced her to Andrew in London in 2001. A photo has since circulated of Giuffre and Andrew, with Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell in the background. The lawsuit claims that Maxwell forced her to have sex with Andrew.

A jury in December found Maxwell guilty of five counts connected to her work with Epstein.

The Hill