- Prince Andrew has settled his sex assault case
- Accuser Virginia Giuffre now has her settlement
- They filed to dismiss the lawsuit today
Prince Andrew has paid Virginia Giuffre her reported multimillion dollar settlement in their sexual assault case.
It was three weeks ago that Prince Andrew and his accuser agreed to settle the lawsuit. Giuffre has now received the settlement, and court documents say they filed to dismiss the case today, according to Sky News.
Prince Andrew pays off Virginia Giuffre: For how much?
So, the Prince Andrew sex case appears to be in its final days. It will be dismissed once the judge signs the stipulation for dismissal, which was filed today.
Back on Feb. 15, the royal and his accuser avoided trial by settling the case for an undisclosed sum plus a "substantial" donation to Giuffre's charity. Now three weeks later, the payment has been made — but for how much?
British newspapers agree the settlement exceeds £12 million ($15 million) and the donation another £2 million ($2.5 million). Questions remain on how Prince Andrew funded the settlement, and if relatives like Queen Elizabeth II were involved in arranging the money.
In the settlement, Prince Andrew also pledged to "demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims." It remains unclear how he'll honour this pledge.
Prince Andrew always denied that he sexually abused Virginia Giuffre while she was a victim of Jeffrey Epstein's child sex trafficking ring.
Though the lawsuit and reportedly multimillion dollar settlement have further damaged Prince Andrew's reputation, he admitted to no wrongdoing on Giuffre's allegations. He expressed regret only for "his association with Epstein."