Prince Andrew “could settle sex abuse case out of court to avoid trial”

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Prince Andrew “could settle sex abuse case out of court to avoid trial”
Prince Andrew “could settle sex abuse case out of court to avoid trial”. image: Twitter

Prince Andrew could settle his sex abuse case out of court in order to avoid trial.

According to reports, Prince Andrew could settle his sex abuse trial against accuser Virginia Guiffre to avoid going to court.

The Queen’s son is waiting to hear if his legal team can stop the case following a hearing on Tuesday.

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Prince Andrew has been accused of sexual assault by Ms Guiffre who alleges she was the victim of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking ring.

It is expected that New York Judge Lewis Kaplan will reject the motion to dismiss and move onto the next phase in court.

However, according to the Daily Mail, the option of settling “remains on the table.”


One source said: “A settlement would always be an option on the table, as that’s where the vast majority end up.”

“There is also the wider pressure and attritional impact to consider.”

Sources of the newspaper stress that Andrew’s legal team haven’t discussed whether he could settle without having to admit liability.


Andrew’s lawyers have insisted that the terms of a 2009 £370,000 settlement Ms Guiffre agreed with Epstein waived her rights to sue potential defendants in the future.

Arguments between the legal teams have centred around the word “potential” in the agreement, which the Duke’s team say covers him.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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