Prince Andrew will make a “substantial donation” to a charity run by Virginia Giuffre as part of an out-of-court settlement in a civil sexual assault claim, US court documents published yesterday show.
According to a short statement issued to the court, the parties will file a stipulated dismissal of the case upon Giuffre’s receipt of the settlement.
The sum of the settlement is not being disclosed.
The donation will form one part of the deal reached over a civil case in the US over claims that Prince Andrew sexually assaulted Giuffre when she was 17 years old, which he denies.
“Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights,” the statement read.
It continued: “Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks.”
In January this year, Buckingham Palace announced that all of the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages had been returned to the Queen.
In November 2021 Giuffre launched Speak Out, Act, Reclaim, formerly Victims Refuse Silence, a not for profit organisation that seeks to provide a safe and empowering space for survivors of sex trafficking to reclaim their stories.