Prince Andrew Accuser Virginia Giuffre’s 2009 Legal Deal With Jeffrey Epstein Unsealed

Virginia Giuffre, who accused Prince Andrew of sexual abuse, agreed not to sue anyone connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein who could be described as a “potential defendant,” a newly-released legal settlement showed.

The 2009 document made public on Jan. 3 following an order by United States Judges revealed that Giuffre, referred to under her maiden name, accepted $500,000 in her lawsuit against Epstein to end her legal claims against him.

As part of the settlement, Giuffre agreed to “remise, release, acquit, satisfy, and forever discharge the said second parties and any other person or entity who could have been included as a potential defendant… from all, and all manner of, action and actions of Virginia Roberts, including state or federal, cause and causes of action.”

Although Andrew was not mentioned in the document, his lawyers argued that the settlement contained provisions that prohibit Giuffre from suing him.

“To avoid being dragged into future legal disputes, Epstein negotiated for this broad release, insisting that it cover any and all persons who Giuffre identified as potential targets of future lawsuits, regardless of the merit — or lack thereof — to any such claims,” Andrew’s attorneys said in a court document on Oct. 29

However, Giuffre’s lawyer David Boise described the release of the settlement as “irrelevant” to the claim against Andrew because the document did not mention him and “he was not subject to jurisdiction in Florida and because the Florida case involved federal claims to which he was not a part.”

The document was unsealed a day before a New York judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss Giuffre’s lawsuit against Andrew.


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