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Prince Andrew Settles with Female Accuser in Epstein Related Sexual Abuse Suit

Sophie Mann
 February 15, 2022

Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre have reached a settlement in court pertaining to her claims of sexual abuse by a member of the British royal family. The settlement will lead to a dismissal in the case that was brought in Manhattan federal court.

It is unclear what the sum of the settlement is, and it will not be released. Both Giuffre and Andrew will file a stipulation to dismiss the case inside of the next month, according to court papers filed on Tuesday.

Andrew, in an unsigned letter submitted alongside the settlement filing, acknowledged that Giuffre has suffered for years as a result of being trafficked by the late Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, both of whom Andrew consorted with for years.

“It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years. Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein, and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others,” read the letter. “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.”

Giuffre has accused Andrew of sexually abusing her on several occasions during her teenage years, in London, New York, and the Virgin Islands, where Epstein kept a residence. Andrew has maintained his innocence throughout the public spectacle.

Last month, an attorney for Giuffre said, in this case, he did not believe his client was interested in a purely financial settlement. 

As a result of the lawsuit and renewed spotlight on his allegedly criminal history, Andrew was stripped of his royal patronages and military titles. Buckingham Palace, at the time, made it clear that Andrew is “defending this case as a private citizen.” 

Prince Andrew Reportedly Begging For Alleged Pedophile Kevin Spacey’s Help In Epstein Sex Trafficking Case

Richard Bledsoe, The Western Journal
Published February 3, 2022

The 1995 film “The Usual Suspects” presented an infamous yet insightful quote: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

Spoiler alert: The line in the movie was spoken by actor Kevin Spacey, who turned out to be the movie’s mysterious main villain in disguise, not the passive observer he pretended to be. Spacey’s life later took a dark turn, when he was faced with multiple accusations of sexual assault.

Now, in a bizarre twist, Spacey is once again being sought to play a potentially diabolical role. Britain’s Prince Andrew is hoping Spacey will be the unusual suspect who will deflect blame in a pending sexual assault lawsuit expected to come to court later this year, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

The actor — who was famously branded an “alleged sexual predator” by the mother of one of his accusers in 2017 — and the prince both moved in the same elite circles as the late financier Jeffery Epstein. Epstein, who already carried a sex offense conviction from Florida in 2008, was arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges on July 6, 2019. He was found dead in his cell on August 10, 2019.

His companion and partner in crime, socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested July 2, 2020, and convicted of five counts of sex trafficking-related charges on December 29, 2021.

Virginia Giuffre says she is another trafficking victim of Epstein and Maxwell. According to Giuffre, the debauched duo gave her to Prince Andrew for sex in 2001, even though she was only 17 at the time. Now Giuffre is suing the prince, alleging he sexually abused her.

Part of Prince Andrew’s problems in the case are photographs. In 2002, pictures were taken of Maxwell and Spacey getting an insider’s tour of Buckingham Palace organized by Andrew, according to the U.K. Sun. These snapshots could prove an intimate connection between Prince Andrew and convicted pimp Maxwell.

Prince Andrew hopes to use Spacey to explain Maxwell’s presence. According to The Sun, the prince will claim he invited Spacey, who brought Maxwell along as his guest.

That could distance Andrew from what could otherwise be damaging guilt by association to the Maxwell conviction.

The Sun quoted an “insider” saying, “The snaps go right to the centre of the claims against Andrew, and an image of Ghislaine Maxwell in the most private space within Buckingham Palace looks very damning.

“But if Kevin can convince a jury he was the crucial link with Ghislaine, rather than Andrew, it distances the prince from her somewhat — and that’s crucial.

“Andrew also believes such a gifted actor and public speaker could be a very compelling asset in front of a jury.”

By any normal standard, Kevin Spacey might be an odd choice to turn to for help for a man accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl.

Among the actor’s accusers are four now-adult men who allege he sexually abused them when they were underage — two were 14, two were 17 at the time of the alleged assaults. If those allegations are true, it would make Spacey not only an accused “predator,” in the words of a  victim’s mother, but an accused predator of children, to boot.

But then, very little has been normal about the entire arc of the Epstein case, from career rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, to his strangely lenient sentence on the 2008 sex conviction, to his death in what has been officially ruled a “suicide” in a federal prison in Manhattan.

And Spacey certainly has a curious hold on the public eye.

In 2018, with his career in ruins due to his scandals, Spacey released a strange, short video called “Let Me Be Frank.”

In the video, Spacey seems to be reprising his role as the corrupt politician Frank Underwood from the series “House of Cards.” He monologues in Underwood’s trademark southern drawl, breaking the fourth wall by speaking directly to the camera, and therefore the viewer as well.

In the video, Spacey says, “I showed you exactly what people are capable of. I shocked you with my honesty, but mostly I challenged you and made you think. And you trusted me, even though you knew you shouldn’t.”

Spacey punctuates this with a sip from a cup, and continues: “So we’re not done, no matter what anyone says.”

Eagle-eyed internet observers sought to track down the mug Spacey was drinking from. It appears to be a Queen Elizabeth II commemorative coronation cup, which features the quote: “Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”

In his moment of need, was Spacey sending a subtle signal to powerful friends? The talk of secrets and trust suggests an appeal, or even a threat.

Regardless, it’s hard to see Prince Andrew’s legal gambit as a successful strategy. It’s more like a desperate attempt at misdirection. And Spacey, still trying to give a tentative restart to his career, might be wondering what good there was in it for him, anyway.

Prince Andrew and Kevin Spacey might both need us to keep believing the devil doesn’t exist.

Prince Andrew Demands Trial by Jury in U.S. Sex Abuse Case

January 27th, 2022

Prince Andrew’s lawyers on Wednesday demanded a trial by jury in the U.S. District Courts as he prepares to answer sexual assault allegations brought by Virginia Giuffre.

Andrew’s trial by jury plea comes just two weeks after Judge Lewis A Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denied his request to have the entire case dismissed.

Alongside the jury request, Andrew has also sought to have the case dismissed – again.

The Prince’s lawyers have justified their decision to request a jury trial and repeated calls for dismissal by suggesting Giuffre’s allegations lack solid “facts” and are “too speculative” to warrant any financial compensation from Andrew, UPI reports.

The Prince’s lawyers also suggested that Giuffre’s “prayer” for “exemplary” or “excessive” “punitive damages” is “unconstitutional” as this is “barred” by the “due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment”.

In the submitted court documents the Queen’s son once again denied “that he ever engaged in sexual acts with Giuffre” and declined to answer most of her other allegations.

A portrait of Prince Andrew outside The Duke of York pub on January 16, 2022 in London, England. On Thursday, Buckingham Palace announced Prince Andrew would shed his military titles and patronages after a U.S. court allowed a lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre, who alleges Andrew raped her when she was 17, to proceed. (Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

These include topics such as his relationship with paedophile billionaire Jefferey Epstein – claiming the Prince “lacks sufficient information to admit or deny the allegations”.

Previously Andrew has suggested Giuffre is suffering from “false memories” in regards to her claim of him sexually assaulting her when she was 17 in 2001. Andrew has also accused Giuffre of highlighting her claimed trauma in order “to deflect” from the role the Prince accuses her of having in “Epstein’s sex-trafficking scheme”.

The disgraced Prince has also challenged the motivations behind Giuffre’s allegations against him and suggested she is simply seeking another “payday”, using the $500,000 Giuffre obtained in a 2009 settlement with Epstein as evidence of this.

Currently, Andrew has not been charged with any criminal offences and if the case is not dismissed will face Giuffre in the U.S. civil courts.

He has always maintained his innocence of all charges.

Yeesh: Lawyers Reveal Disturbing Questions Prince Andrew Will Be Forced to Answer over Epstein Allegations

What a royal mess.

After a New York federal judge denied Prince Andrew’s legal team’s motion to dismiss accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s civil case against him on Wednesday, the Duke of York will either be compelled to pay a hefty settlement or face a civil trial for sexual assault in September, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail.

Giuffre alleges “she was forced to have sex with the Duke three times in 2001 at Epstein’s multiple homes.”

The news keeps on getting worse for the royal. Already banished from performing his royal duties when these charges became known in 2019, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that the prince was forced to “relinquish his military titles and royal charities,” including use of the title “His Royal Highness,” The New York Times reported.

Additionally, the palace said he will be “defending this case as a private citizen.”

Spencer Kuvin, an attorney representing several of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims, spoke to the U.K.’s Mirror about what lies ahead for the royal outcast.

“It is without question the Duke will be asked about his private parts,” Kuvin said.

“Nothing is off-limits because if an underage girl can describe what the Duke of York’s private parts look like … how would that be if they had not had a relationship?”


Kuvin told the Mirror that “Andrew’s disastrous BBC Newsnight interview will haunt him.”https://www.youtube.com/embed/QtBS8COhhhM?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

The Mail reported that Giuffre’s attorney, David Boies, has alleged Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, and his daughter Beatrice will be called as witnesses. During the above-mentioned BBC interview, Andrew said he had taken Beatrice to a Woking Pizza Express on the night he allegedly spent with Giuffre in London.

In addition, Boies has mentioned Prince Charles and Meghan Markle as potential witnesses. However, the reason for their testimony is unclear.

The Mail noted that “royals based in the UK cannot be forced to give evidence due to it being a civil case in a different jurisdiction.”

The plaintiffs will likely subpoena Prince Andrew’s medical records. According to the Mail, the prince claims that “he cannot sweat due to a rush of adrenaline while on a Royal Navy ship under attack in the 1982 Falklands War fought between Britain and Argentina.”

This is significant because Giuffre alleged that Andrew had been “sweating heavily as they danced at London nightclub Tramp,” on the night he is accused of sleeping with her in London, the Mail reported.

The outlet noted that friends of Giuffre “insist she will not agree to an out of court settlement, claiming she wants to ‘send a message’ that anyone ‘with power and privilege’ accused of abusing young girls will face the full force of the law.”

“And Ms. Giuffre has instructed her lawyers that agreeing a settlement of at least $5 million with Prince Andrew — who denies the allegations being made against him — would not ‘advance that message.’”

The reality of being offered $5 million or more to settle the case could potentially change her mind. After all, she’s already ruined his life. There’s not much more she can do to hurt him.

Media lawyer Mark Stephens told the Mail, “Prince Andrew has nowhere to go. He’s effectively a dead man walking as far as the royal family is concerned.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Queen Elizabeth II Strips Son Prince Andrew of All Military Titles Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

Sophie Mann
January 13, 2022

The Queen of England has stripped her son, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, of all of his military titles days after it was decided that a civil sexual abuse trial brought by Virginia Giuffre against Andrew will move forward.

“With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen,” read a statement from the Palace.

Additionally, Andrew will no longer be permitted to use the title “HRH” – His Royal Highness – in any capacity.

Andrew served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot and instructor, as well as the captain of a warship. The duke was formerly Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, one of the oldest and most celebrated British Army regiments. 

Previously, Buckingham Palace defended Andrew’s military appointments, even after he stepped down from royal duties in 2019, following revelations about his relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein.

The Queen’s decision follows an open letter addressed to Her Majesty from retired servicemen who described their “upset and anger” at Andrew’s retention of his military titles.

Queen Refuses To Pay For Prince Andrew’s Pedo Defense, Forcing Him To Unload Chalet In Fire Sale

The Queen of England is reportedly refusing to pay for Prince Andrew’s legal fees while a US judge decides whether a civil case brought by accuser Virginia Guiffre will be allowed to proceed, according to Newshub.

Giuffre claims that Andrew, son of the Queen and Duke of York, sexually assaulted her when she was 17-years-old after Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficked her.

The prince has consistently denied the allegations, including in an infamous 2019 interview in which one of his defences was a claim he cannot sweat

An American judge is currently deciding whether a civil case brought by Giuffre against the Duke in New York should go ahead. Prince Andrew’s lawyers argue he can’t be tried as he is covered by a deal made in 2009 between Epstein and Giuffre.

The deal, released publicly earlier this month, shows that Giuffre was paid US$500,000 by the now-dead sex offender Epstein to end a claim for damages. She also agreed not to bring any cases against other “potential defendants”; whether that applies to Prince Andrew, who is not named in the deal, is what is in question. -Newshub

If the trial is allowed, many suspect Andrew could settle out of court. According to The Times, a settlement is “on the table,” but Andrew reportedly “has been very clear that he wants to clear his name.”

Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Andrew is looking for a fire sale on his US$23 million Swiss chalet to pay for legal fees, after the Queen reportedly said she wouldn’t pay for his legal defense.

Judge Delivers Major Setback To Prince Andrew In Lawsuit Filed By Epstein Victim

Now that Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex-trafficking charges tied to her work as Jeffrey Epstein’s de facto “madam”, many legal observers expect that she will eventually be sentenced to a lengthy prison stay that could see her die behind bars. But as the world waits for her sentencing, attention is turning once again the civil courts, where Prince Andrew is fighting a high-profile lawsuit filed by Virginia Roberts Guiffre, a prominent Epstein accuser who claims she was trafficked to Andrew when she was still underage.

The lawsuit was filed in the US by a woman who lives in Australia, against a member of the British royal family. Andrew’s name came up during the Maxwell’s trial, when Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot named names, though he wasn’t officially named by prosecutors.

Now, an American judge has blocked two critical avenues for Prince Andrew to try and get around the lawsuit. Here’s more from the Guardian:

Two of Prince Andrew’s avenues to prevent or stall the progression of Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s sex assault lawsuit against him were blocked on Saturday by a federal judge, increasing pressure to settle claims before a crucial court hearing this week.

Judge Lewis A Kaplan, in a written order, told the prince’s lawyers they must turn over documents on the schedule that has been set in the lawsuit brought by Guiffre who claims she was abused – aged 17 – by the prince on multiple occasions in 2001 while she was being sexually abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The judge’s decision comes ahead of a critical hearing in the case that’s set for Tuesday. Also, the details of a 2009 settlement agreement between the now-deceased Epstein and Giuffre that lawyers for Prince Andrew had hoped would protect him from Guiffre’s claims are expected to be released on Monday. Among other things, the judge will decide Tuesday whether Giuffre’s claims against the Prince are solid enough to merit a trial. All of this could greatly increase pressure on the Prince’s lawyers to settle.

Giuffre’s lawyers have claimed that they have up to six witnesses linking the Duke to his accuser on the eve of the hearing into the civil lawsuit.

In another document, Andrew’s lawyers acknowledged that they couldn’t provide documentary evidence that he has the “inability to sweat”, one of the defenses employed by Prince Andrew to try and discredit Guiffre (although the reaction to the claim in the press was one of abject dismissal).

Meanwhile, on Saturday, it was revealed that David Boies, a lawyer for Giuffre, had said that Ghislaine Maxwell should have “cut a deal” – the latest indication that Maxwell had the opportunity to turn states’ witness against other high-profile individuals in Epstein’s circle, a group that includes former President Bill Clinton as well as Prince Andrew.

“I have said publicly for five years that she was making a mistake in not going in and trying to cut a deal with prosecutors. She could have cut a very good deal early on but she passed up that opportunity. I think that’s proven to be a fatal mistake,” Boies reportedly said.

See the judge’s official dismissal below:

Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Day 3: First Accuser Cross-Examined, Mentions Trump, Prince Andrew

Ryan DeLarme,
December 1st, 2021

Today was day 3 of the 6-week trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s been accused of sex-trafficking minors. The first accuser, going by the pseudonym “jane”, took the stand again this morning at the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in lower Manhattan.

“Jane” testified yesterday, claiming that Ghislaine lured her into Epstein’s orbit. She also claimed that while visiting the late financier’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, Maxwell and Epstein led her upstairs to his bedroom where they “took her clothes off”.

“He asked me to take my top off,” the witness continued. “Then there were hands everywhere and Jeffrey proceeded to masturbate again. And Ghislaine was like rubbing on him, kissing on him.”

“During these incidents did Maxwell ever touch your body?” Assistant US Attorney Alison Moe asked.

“Yes,” Jane answered.

She also described group sex sessions taking place at Epstein’s lavish home in the mid-1990s, when she and others, including Maxwell, would “abruptly” be summoned to his bedroom or a massage room.

Her testimony goes into greater detail, and can be read here.

The theme seems to be that Ghislaine and Jefferey would single out young girls who were on hard times in one way or another, shower them in gifts and special attention, and eventually they would pounce. 

Maxwell’s brother Kevin appeared in court today, a sister of hers, Isabel, has also been present for the proceedings. Ghislaine’s siblings have been supportive of her, even petitioning the United Nations to get her out on bail.

The siblings were raised in luxury, the children of publishing tycoon Robert Maxwell and his French-born wife Elisabeth, a Holocaust scholar.

The Maxwell family, including Ghislaine (top center)

The day began with the defense, Laura Menninger, grilling the first accuser and attempting to poke holes in Jane’s claims that she came from a poor, broken family when Epstein and Maxwell allegedly began preying on her in 1994.

Jane, in yesterday’s testimony, claimed that her family fell into bankruptcy after her dad died of leukemia and that she lived in a pool house with her mom and siblings at the time she was drawn in by Maxwell and Epstein.

Defense attorney Menninger challenged Jane over her testimony from the day prior regarding the first time she saw Maxwell without her clothes on.

The alleged victim said that — shortly after she was first abused by Jeffrey Epstein at the age of 14 — he and Maxwell led her to his bedroom inside his Palm Beach mansion, moved her over to the bed and “took their clothes off.”

When questioning Jane this morning, Menninger said that in Dec. 2019 “you told the government that you do not have a specific memory of your first time with Ghislaine.”

“You have come up with that memory in the last two years, correct?” she asked.

“I don’t believe I’ve come up with a memory, no,” the witness answered.

During the cross examination, Jane said that Jeffrey Epstein took her to Mar-a-Lago in the ’90s when she was a teenager to meet Donald Trump.

The woman, identified by the pseudonym “Jane,” said Epstein drove her to Trump’s Palm Beach estate in a dark green car when she was 14 in 1994.

She wasn’t asked to describe the meeting, and defense attorney Laura Menninger then moved on to an unrelated line of questioning.

Jane then mentioned another big name: Prince Andrew.

testified today that she remembered Prince Andrew being on flights with her.

The Duke of York has been under fire for his close ties to the late pedophile and is also facing a lawsuit from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims Epstein and Maxwell made her have sex with the UK royal three times, starting in 2001 when she was 17.

It is important to note that Giuffre’s claims are not part of Maxwell’s ongoing federal sex-trafficking trial.

More updates to come.

Prince Andrew’s Cousin Says Ghislaine Maxwell Has ‘Secret Video’ Of Him

Steve Watson,
uly 8th, 2020

An acquaintance of Ghislaine Maxwell has told reporters that the socialite has secret video footage of Prince Andrew that was filmed during her time as Jeffrey Epstein’s so called ‘madam’.

Christina Oxenberg told The Sun that Andrew, the British Queen’s son, “is one of many johns, all of whom were videotaped by Ghislaine.”

“He is not a victim here, but Ghislaine was never his friend, she was taping him,” Oxenberg added, noting that “Friends don’t tape friends.”

Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, making her Prince Andrew’s cousin.

She told reporters that she believes Maxwell is seeking to trade information with the FBI, and possibly the videos to save herself.

“I think she thinks she can get out, obviously she’s planning on trading [information],” Oxenberg said.

Oxenberg says she was interviewed by the FBI last year in regards to the case, and that she is willing to testify against Maxwell.

The report claims that the royal said Maxwell previously bragged to her about obtaining underage girls under Epstein’s influence.

“I will definitely be there to remind her that in ’97, she told me copious amounts,” Oxenberg said.

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It is not clear if Oxenberg is the same person who was cited anonymously in another report this week claiming that Maxwell has secret sex tapes that “could implicate some twisted movers and shakers.”

“If Ghislaine goes down, she’s going to take the whole damn lot of them with her,” the source told the Daily Mail.

As we highlighted last week, a lawyer for one of Epstein’s accusers thinks that Ghislaine Maxwell could reveal a “bigger name” involved in Epstein’s pedophile network in order to secure a plea deal following her arrest.

“I’m sure that Ghislaine’s attorneys will try to make a deal where she speaks out about a bigger name to get reduced charges for herself,” said Lisa Bloom.

The US Prosecutor Wants Prince Andrew To Speak With The FBI After Ghislaine Maxwell’s Arrest

 Arjun Walia
July 3, 2020

  • The Facts: U.S. attorney Audrey Strauss, who is involved in working Ghislane Maxwell’s case, welcomes Prince Andrew’s co-operation with the FBI.
  • Reflect On: Will Prince Andrew be the only high profile person to go down? Could this be a dam that breaks to truly has the majority of the population questioning the character of many people in positions of power? Will this spur conscious self-governance?

What Happened: Jeffrey Epstein’s right hand person, Ghislaine Maxwell was recently arrested on charges connected to Jeffrey Epstein with regards to child sex trafficking and abuse. Now, the acting U.S. attorney Audrey Strauss, said U.S. prosecutors would “welcome Prince Andrew coming in to talk to us” during a press conference announcing the charges against Maxwell on Thursday, as many media outlets are now reporting.

“We would like to have the benefit of his statement,” Strauss told reporters. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, a survivor of Epstein’s abuse, has claimed he and Maxwell trafficked her to have sex with Prince Andrew three times when she was 17 in 2001.

This isn’t the first time the Royal Family has been implicated in such activity. A member of the Royal family was claimed to be part of a suspected pedophile ring under investigation by the police in the late 1980s, a former Metropolitan police officer has said.  The officer was told by a detective sergeant that the investigation into the ring, which was also claimed to include an MP, was shut down for national security reasons. “I was in a car with two other vice squad officers … The detective sergeant said he had just had a major child abuse investigation shut down by the CPS regarding a royal and an MP,” he told the Sunday Mirror newspaper. “He did not mention names, but he said the CPS had said it was not in the public’s interest because it ‘could destabilise national security’.”

In fact, there are many examples from many different countries within Europe that correlate with elite level pedophilia and not only sexual abuse of children, but physical abuse as well as the murder of them. Multiple Royal Families have been implicated, as well as Vatican Personnel, high ranking global leaders, politicians and more.

This is not to say all are involved, but from the outside looking in, it seems a significant amount are.

If you want to dive deeper into the topic and see more examples, you can refer to this article I published a few months ago.

SOURCE: https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/07/03/the-us-prosecutor-wants-prince-andrew-to-speak-with-the-fbi-after-ghislaine-maxwells-arrest/