Prince Andrew agreed to never deny he raped Virginia Giuffre


Prince Andrew agreed to never deny again that he raped Virginia Roberts Giuffre — while his accuser has only been bound to silence for the next few months, according to a report.

In his stunning settlement Tuesday — which sources told The Post was for $12 million — Andrew signed a gag order to stop him from denying in the future that he had sex with Giuffre when she was 17, The Telegraph reported.

The agreement comes despite his repeated denials of Giuffre’s allegations of sex abuse against him — including a 2019 interview in which he claimed that he had no memory of ever meeting her.

Tuesday’s deal did not involve the accuser’s silence, with Giuffre’s attorney David Boies previously confirming to The Sun that she did not sign a nondisclosure agreement.

However, the prince’s legal team got a temporary gag order preventing Giuffre from further exposés until after Andrew’s mother, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrates her platinum jubilee in the summer, the paper said.

Fears that the ongoing legal battle would ruin the national celebrations — which mark the queen’s historic 70th year on the throne — were reportedly a major motivation in settling before a trial.

Virginia Giuffre did not sign a nondisclosure agreement as part of the deal and will be free to continue speaking about her abuse.
William Farrington

Once those June and July celebrations are over, Giuffre will be free to continue speaking out — potentially including a tell-all book or more TV interviews, the paper said.

“If you’re going to go for legal resolution at those sorts of prices then you want silence — but what we’ve got is silence for the platinum jubilee,” one of Andrew’s friends told the UK paper.

Giuffre, now 38 and living in Australia, has long alleged that she was forced to have sex with the royal three times after being trafficked by late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his convicted madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.

Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Virginia Giuffre alleged that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew three times after being trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Her Manhattan lawsuit claimed Andrew’s actions “constitute sexual offenses” including first- and third-degree rape.

Andrew’s statement on Tuesday did not admit to her claims, but accepted that his accuser “has suffered both as an established victim of abuse.”

“It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years. Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein, and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others,” it added.

Prince Andrew.
Prince Andrew did not admit to Virginia Giuffre’s claims, but accepted that his accuser “has suffered both as an established victim of abuse” in a recent statement.
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The statement claimed Andrew will fight against the “evils” of sex trafficking and that he’ll make a substantial donation to Giuffre’s charity for sex crime victims.

“He pledges 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 said.

Virginia Roberts.
Prince Andrew raped Virginia Giuffre when she was 17.
US District Court/Southern District of New York/AFP

The queen is reportedly helping her middle son pay the multi-million-dollar payout — sparking demands for a full accounting on where the money is coming from, according to The Times of London.

“I don’t think this should be a state secret,” royal finances expert David McClure told the Crumpe.

Mark Stephens, an international reputation lawyer, told the UK Times that secrecy over where the money was coming from risked yet more “reputational damage” to the royal family.

“There’s absolute uproar on social media and mainstream media with people mistakenly thinking this money has come from taxpayers’ money or the civil list,” he said.

“And I think there’s equal concern that it comes from the royal family and what they want to see is that Andrew is paying out of his own pocket, that he’s personally being financially punished here.”



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