Prince Andrew’s Sexual Assault Case: Insider Says The Royal Family May Settle If It Goes To Court

An insider shares how Prince Andrew managed to avoid an awkward and destructive lawsuit

Prince Andrew could settle Virginia Roberts’ sexual assault lawsuit out of court if it goes to trial, insiders say.

The sun reports that the Duke of York’s lawyers are leaving the settlement option “on the table” due to the negative impact of the court case on other high-ranking members of the royal family, including the 95-year-old Queen.

Andrey’s team has not yet discussed the possibility of a settlement, but, of course, did not rule it out as an option.

Almost all civil cases in the United States are resolved out of court – usually with a substantial fee.

This comes while the Duke’s team is waiting for a judge to decide whether to completely dismiss Ms Roberts Giuffre’s civil claim.

They state that a secret 2009 deal she struck with pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein frees Andrew from legal action.

But Judge Lewis Kaplan is unlikely to accept the pending petition, which means lawyers will have to decide whether to settle the case or risk a debate at lawyers’ side in court.

Insider reported Daily mail: “Obviously, this is a US case involving US lawyers and a US civil case.

“In fact, 99% of civil disputes in the United States are resolved out of court.

“A settlement will always be an option on the table, since that is where the vast majority end up.

“Broader pressure and exhaustion also needs to be considered.”

Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times between 1999 and 2002 – in London, New York and Epstein’s private Caribbean island.

Ms. Roberts Giuffre, now 38, filed a lawsuit against Andrew for battery and emotional distress.

It is clear that so far there has been no discussion between Andrew and his team about whether to resolve her case out of court.

Andrei has always categorically denied all the charges against him.

The settlement would mean that he – and possibly other close members of the Firm – would avoid appearing in court.

But that won’t help clear his name after Duke Newsnight’s disastrous 2019 interview.

Last week, Andrew’s sex-trafficking friend Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty of assisting vulnerable teens to be sexually abused by Epstein’s former lover between 1994 and 2004.

She may have spent the rest of her life in prison after being convicted on five of six counts of trafficking in human beings for the sexual exploitation of the dastardly Epstein’s pedophiles.

She is now set to file for a wrong trial after a juror admitted to telling others about her own experiences of abuse in order to influence them.

Scottie David, 35, said some jurors tried their best to believe Maxwell’s victims.

He reported that the jury room fell silent when he elaborated on what happened to him as a young man, telling them – as women in the case of New York – that he can only remember a fraction of what happened.

He said, “When I shared this, they were able to bring up the memory aspect of sexual abuse.”

A source close to the British socialite said: “Her team will bring this up to a judge. They see this as a basis for a wrong trial. It’s incredible. “

The prospective jurors were given questionnaires asking if they had been sexually assaulted.

If so, they should have said whether this would affect their “ability to serve with integrity and impartiality.”

Mr. David said that he “flipped” the questionnaire and would only answer honestly.

And he said he went into court believing that Maxwell was “innocent until proven guilty.”

But yesterday he said that Maxwell was “as guilty as Epstein,” adding, “Predator is the right word. She knew what was going on. “

The prosecutor’s office asked Judge Alison Nathan to investigate the complaints.

This article originally appeared in The sun and published here with permission

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