NEW YORK- British Royal Prince Andrew has reached a legal settlement with Virginia Giuffre who accused him of sexually abusing her multiple times when she was 17.
The terms of the settlement will not be disclosed though The Duke of York has also agreed to make a donation to Giuffre’s victims rights charity.
He has always maintained he had no recollection of ever meeting Giuffre but in January a U.S. federal judge in New York ruled that a civil lawsuit against the royal could proceed after Virginia Giuffre said she was trafficked to Andrew by disgraced former financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Giuffre, who came from a troubled background, first had contact with Epstein over 20 years ago when she was introduced to him by socialite and accused accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell while working at Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.
She claims she was raped first by Epstein and later by Prince Andrew in both New York and in London.
Andrew was stripped of his royal titles by Queen Elizabeth II in January and his ‘royal duties’ were also suspended.
Late last year, Maxwell was found guilty on six federal sex trafficking charges and awaits sentencing.