Fallout from the Ghislaine Maxwell trial was bound to materialize eventually.
For Prince Andrew that has happened sooner rather than later….
According to the latest reports, Epstein paid Virginia Giuffre $500,000 in 2009 as part of a settlement, but that’s not all.
The settlement reportedly mentions other ‘unspecified’ defendants, and this begs the question whether more information will be released in the coming weeks and months on these unspecified defendants.
One thing is certain as of now though: this entire ordeal is not over—the legal portion of it may be over, but the fallout is sure to continue.
Here’s what we currently know:
The Guiffre/Jeffrey Epstein settlement agreement has been unsealed.
$500K to the victim.
It releases unidentified "other potential defendants."
Does that include Prince Andrew?
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) January 3, 2022
NPR provided these details:
The 2009 agreement was filed under seal in two court cases that pit Giuffre against the U.K.’s Prince Andrew and attorney Alan Dershowitz. Giuffre says Epstein arranged for her to have sex with the men on multiple occasions when she was a minor. At the time, her last name was Roberts.
DOCUMENT: In Prince Andrew Case, Unsealed Epstein – Giuffre Settlement & Release Shows $500,000 and Purported Protection for Andrew and UNnamed Others – story: https://t.co/MN2ldNKL6a Release on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud https://t.co/0z4eQpFaWu
— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) January 3, 2022
NEW: A 2009 settlement agreement between Epstein and @VRSVirginia for $500k has been unsealed. Prince Andrew's lawyer's hope a clause in it (which says "potential defendants" in lawsuits brought by Giuffre are protected from liability) will see her sexual abuse lawsuit dismissed. pic.twitter.com/750Iv5q4vh
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) January 3, 2022
The Post Millennial went on:
Giuffre’s lawsuit claims that Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17.
Court documents state that one instance of forced sexual intercourse happened at Ghislaine Maxwell’s home in London, while another occasion happened in New York, where Maxwell made Giuffre sit on Prince Andrew’s lap while he proceeded to touch her.
Giuffre has also accused Dershowitz of sexual abuse, though he has denied these claims, and has countersued Giuffre for defamation, as well as her lawyer David Boies.