The agreement between Prince Andrew’s accuser, Virginia Giuffre, and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein will be made public for the first time.
The unveiling of the 2009 settlement between Epstein and Giuffre, which will be released on Monday, could be hugely impactful when it comes to the ongoing civil case against the Duke of York.
Prince Andrew’s lawyers will be looking to leverage the settlement to release him from liability in the case brought by Giuffre, who has accused the member of the British Royal Family of sexual assault when she was 17 years old.
Andrew Brettler, who represents Prince Andrew, previously told a New York hearing the agreement “releases Prince Andrew and others from any purported liability arising from the claims Ms Giuffre asserted against Prince Andrew here,” the BBC reported.
“US District Judge Lewis A Kaplan, who is presiding over the civil case, is due to hold a video teleconference on Tuesday when a request by the duke’s legal team to dismiss the case will be heard,” the BBC added.
This week, it was also reported that lawyers for Giuffre are demanding that Prince Andrew hand over documentation that proves his inability to sweat — a bizarre excuse he presented as proof that he had never met Giuffre.
According to court documents, Giuffre’s attorneys have requested information about Andrew’s “alleged medical condition of anhidrosis, hyperhidrosis” as part of an ongoing civil case against the prince in a New York court.
“Ms Giuffre, 38, alleges that Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager at the homes of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell,” the BBC reported. “Prince Andrew has consistently denied the allegations.”
During a controversial interview with the BBC in 2019, Andrew claimed that he never got sweaty in a club with Giuffre in 2001 — prior to the pair allegedly having sex — citing a medical condition which would make such perspiration impossible.
“She was very specific about that night, she described dancing with you,” Emily Maitlis asked Prince Andrew in 2019. “No,” Prince Andrew responded.
“And you profusely sweating and that she went on to have bath possibly,” Maitlis continued.
“There’s a slight problem with the sweating because I have a peculiar medical condition which is that I don’t sweat or I didn’t sweat at the time and that was… was it… yes, I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at and I simply… it was almost impossible for me to sweat,” Prince Andrew claimed. “And it’s only because I have done a number of things in the recent past that I am starting to be able to do that again. So I’m afraid to say that there’s a medical condition that says that I didn’t do it so therefore…”
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