Prince Andrew has agreed to never repeat his rebuttal to Virginia Geffery’s claims that he abused her as part of an out-of-court settlement, it was reported last night.
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But as part of a gagging clause in the settlement, Andrew has been barred from repeating his claims that he has no recollection of meeting his accuser and has agreed to deny the claim again. He raped her. Telegraph
In a notorious Newsnight interview with the BBC’s Emily Metals in November 2019, Andrew denied claims that he had slept with Ms Geffery and said he had “no recollection” of ever meeting her.
He also said he had no recollection of a well-known portrait of Ms. Giffery with her arms around her waist at Maxwell’s home, and asked if she had her own hand in the portrait.
The infamous Duke was on the verge of a confrontation with the sex trafficking victim, Ms Geffery, over allegations that he had raped and abused her when she was 17 years old when he filed a civil lawsuit against her last August.
But Andrew has now agreed to pay up to 12 million after he agreed to avoid overshadowing the Queen’s jubilee celebrations after 72 hours of secret negotiations.
Ms Giuffre will receive personal compensation as part of the payment and there is no non-disclosure agreement that will prevent her from telling her story.
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It is understood that the gagging clause prevents both Andrew and Ms. Giffy from discussing the case or the financial agreement.
Court documents show that the Duke will make a “significant donation” to Ms. Giffery’s charity in support of the victims’ rights.
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In an unusual statement, he expressed his “regret” over his relationship with pedo file financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew also vowed to “regret his involvement with Epstein” in support of the “fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and support for its victims” as he praised the “bravery” of his accuser. Thank you.
In return, Ms. Geffery, who said Andrew raped her when she was 17, agreed to drop the case.
The Duke, who has always vehemently denied the allegations, did not plead guilty in court.
Senior sources said Andrew, who was deprived of his speech by his mother last month, would never return to the family frontline.
Andrew had only 22 days before the March 10 interrogation by Ms. Geffery’s lawyers.
She is thought to have survived an earlier attempt to oust him following Mr Jiang’s intervention. The scandal also threatened to overwhelm her mother’s Platinum Jubilee.