U.S. Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre Against Prince Andrew Following Settlement

A United States federal judge dismissed the sexual assault lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre against Prince Andrew of Britain after both parties reached a settlement.

Manhattan District Judge Lewis Kaplan on March 8 ordered the lawsuit to be dismissed after lawyers on both sides requested him to do so, following a settlement agreement.

On Feb. 15, Andrew agreed to pay Giuffre to withdraw her civil suit after previously failing to get Kaplan to dismiss the lawsuit and after he was stripped of his military titles and other honorifics.

Andrew also agreed to make a “a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights” as part of the settlement.

The stipulation of dismissal filed on March 8 said that both parties “hereby stipulate to the dismissal of this action, with prejudice.”

The undisclosed settlement was thought to be between $13 million and $15 million.

Earlier in the day, attorneys for Giuffre and Andrew had filed a formal notice to dismiss the lawsuit that accused Andrew of sexually assaulting Giuffre on three occasions when she was 17.

Giuffre alleged that she met Andrew through late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.

Andrew, who is the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, has repeatedly denied the allegations.

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