Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, will pay Virginia Roberts Giuffre more than £12 million ($16.3 million) following an out-of-court settlement using money from the Queen, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.
The settlement, which was announced on Tuesday, means the 61-year-old will no longer face trial over allegations that he sexually abused and raped Giuffre on three separate occasions when she was 17. Neither side can discuss the case or settlement in public.
However, it is understood that Giuffre and her charity will receive a figure in excess of £12 million, according to the newspaper.
Queen Elizabeth II, who has already privately funded the Duke’s legal fight, has agreed to partly fund the settlement in an effort to draw a line under the allegations which have caused untold damage to the Prince’s reputation, The Telegraph reported.
The monarch’s contribution will reportedly come from her private Duchy of Lancaster estate. Income from the estate increased to more than £23 million ($31.2 million) in 2020, accounts show.
Prince Andrew’s personal wealth has long been the subject of much speculation; he currently receives a modest navy pension and an annual £250,000 ($338,775) stipend from the Queen.
The Prince is in the process of selling his only known asset, the Verbier ski chalet he bought with his ex-wife in 2014. The chalet is worth some £17 million ($23 million).
The Duke of York was stripped of all military titles and patronages by the Queen in January and no longer uses the HRH title. In effect, he is not a working member of the royal family.
He had intended to fight the legal battle in the US over his alleged sexual relationship with Giuffre when she was just 17, and his connection to deceased financier and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Prince Andrew has always denied the allegations and insists he had no recollection of meeting Giuffre.
Six months and six days after Virginia Giuffre filed suit against British royal Prince Andrew, alleging that he had sexually assaulted her while she was a minor, the lawsuit has been settled out of court, for an undisclosed sum.
Andrew will make a “substantial donation” to Giuffre’s victims’ rights charity and appears to admit no wrongdoing. He does express regret for his association with former pal Jeffrey Epstein, the disgraced financier in whose homes Giuffre alleged she had been sexually abused.
No mention of Epstein’s former girlfriend and co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, whose London home was the site of one of the alleged incidents of abuse.
The lawsuit’s speedy conclusion leaves more questions than it answers. Andrew had consistently denied Giuffre’s accusations, most notably in a disastrous BBC interview in which he claimed, among other things, that a medical condition rendered him unable to sweat. Giuffre had intended to force Andrew to turn over evidence supporting his medical condition, but, alas, it will remain a mystery.
And what of the provenance of the famous photograph featuring Giuffre, Maxwell and Andrew? The British prince said he had no recollection of the photo and left open the possibility that the photograph was a fake.
A month after his ouster from royal life, Britain’s Prince Andrew agreed Tuesday to settle a New York civil lawsuit over allegations that he sexually abused a teenage girl trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
David Boies, the high-profile attorney representing Prince Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre, wrote in a letter this morning to U.S. District Lewis Kaplan “that the parties reached a settlement in principle.”
The sum of the out-of-court settlement will be not disclosed, Boies wrote.
Giuffre sued the Duke of York in August 2021, claiming that he abused her on multiple occasions in 2001 when she was a 17-year-old victim of the sex trafficking ring Epstein ran for decades with the help of his former girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell.
Epstein famously died in jail ahead of a federal trial on related charges, but Maxwell was convicted late last month.
Giuffre asserted that she met Andrew while she traveled frequently with Epstein between 2000 and 2002, when her lawyers maintain she was “on call for Epstein for sexual purposes” and was “lent out to other powerful men,” including Prince Andrew.
Her complaint included a widely circulated photograph of Giuffre as a teenager, posing with Andrew at Maxwell’s London home, that she says was taken prior to nonconsensual sex with the prince, who has arm around her waist in the photograph.
The 61-year-old Duke of York himself has strenuously denied Giuffre’s allegations.
While the letter announcing the settlement purports to be written “jointly,” it was signed only by Giuffre’s attorney.
The embattled 61-year-old royal, whose full name is Andrew Albert Christian Edward, was formally stripped of his honorary military roles and what are known as his royal patronages in the wake of the Judge Kaplan’s decision earlier in January to advance Giuffre’s case to. This came after Andrew had already stepped back from royal duties.
In a statement attached to Boies’ letter, representatives for Prince Andrew said he “pledges to demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims.”
The attached statement further asserts that Prince Andrew “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”
“Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms. Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights,” the letter states. “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.”
Prince Andrew, who is now living in the Royal Lodge at Windsor Great Park in Berkshire, England, told the BBC in 2019 that he had no recollection of meeting Giuffre. Though he later said he would cooperate with U.S. authorities investigating Epstein, Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Prince Andrew had provided “zero cooperation.”
Giuffre says Epstein recruited her into his sex-trafficking operation when she was working at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Her lawsuit said she still suffers significant emotional and psychological distress and harm.
She says that Prince Andrew’s sexual abuse occurred in Epstein’s New York mansion and on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as in London at the home of Maxwell, who will be sentenced in June after being found guilty in December 2021 on five federal charges in connection with recruiting underage girls for abuse by Epstein.
Giuffre has been entangled for years in a separate civil defamation battle in the Southern District of New York with Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor emeritus. She settled a defamation suit against Maxwell in 2017 and did not testify at Maxwell’s recent criminal trial in the district.
Last month, Maxwell’s attorneys filed a motion for a retrial of her criminal sex trafficking case because a juror in her monthlong trial told media outlets that he had not disclosed his personal history of sexual abuse during the jury selection process.
God is punishing the British monarchy and little by little bringing it down and showing its and its politicians' evil in the eyes of the people and overturning it for the last time, as God prophesied through Ezekiel:-
Ezekiel 21:27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it (the Throne of David): and it shall be no [more], [overturned] UNTIL he come whose Right it is; and I will give it [him - Shiloh/Christ (Genesis 49 v 10)].
When Christ sits upon the Stone of Destiny, as prophesied through Ezekiel and is inaugurated as the King of all of the British people and of kings, the British Davidic monarchy will be finished; The Covenant reinstated and the wealth redistributed. Amen - JAH.
In decent families people stick by one another when they’re in trouble – especially when they haven’t actually been found guilty of anything other, perhaps, than naivety, a little arrogance and some stupidity. (Making that BBC programme exhibited all three.)
But the queen, Charlie the Chump and Wet Willie have shown their true colours by throwing Randy Andy to the wolves.
Andrew has not yet been convicted of anything. And far as I know he’s at the butt end of a civil charge –not a criminal charge.
I can’t stand him.
Or any of the wretched royals – who have, I believe, betrayed us all by promoting toxic, experimental jabs and pushing the pseudoscientific climate change lie.
But it’s entertaining and educational to see how the royal family’s instinct is to protect themselves.
It is, after all, just what they do all the time.
They’re dumping Andrew to save themselves.
But we shouldn’t be surprised.
After all, they’ve betrayed us all.
What a bloody family.
They have billions and yet every year we give them millions of pounds of our money!
Case by case by case, the evidence builds that not only have psychopaths [see “Psychopathic Takeover”] populated the UK’s power structure but that often enough, being a pedophile has been an additional requirement. The entire ruling hierarchy is rife with this crowd and it is a long-standing British “tradition.” I believe pedophiles are put into high places not just because of their psychopathy, but because they can be compromised and controlled by the cabal. There is an element of this in the U.S. power structure as well. Whistleblowers and victims who go up against pedophile rings frequently end up dead [see the “Strange Death of Nancy Schaefer”].
You will also note that many old links in the post are down and the stories memory holed.
Due to a change in legislation in 2009 by Jack Straw, it is now illegal for children in care to speak out if they are victims of abuse [see here].
Jimmy Savile (now dead) proved to be a very prolific pedophile. Savile was knighted by the Queen, knighted by the Vatican, was a top BBC figure (a household name), spent time with Margaret Thatcher at Chequers on several occasions (Thatcher lobbied heavily to have him knighted by the Queen), was close friends with Prince Charles (was even described as his “mentor” by Princess Diana) and spent time with him alone on at least one occasion [see here]. He also boasted that he had police pals who would protect him from child abuse claims.
Famous politician Cyril Smith (now dead) proved to be a prolific pedophile [see here]. Smith was only one of a number of alleged high profile child abusers within Westminster said to have been named in a 40-page dossier submitted to the Home Office by the late campaigning Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983. Home Secretary at the time, Leon Brittan (a top ranking politician to this day) “lost” the file containing evidence of pedophiles in positions of great power — including Cyril Smith [see No. 2 above].
Kincora Boys Home-linked politician kills self after answering questions pertaining to pedophilia at the home. Ken Livingstone (the ex-Mayor of London) had said that Mi5 orchestrated pedophilia events at Kincora Boys Home in order to blackmail politicians. see here
There are a number of pedophile links to the British Royal Family. Prince Charles was not only close friends with Jimmy Savile but is close friends with a convicted pedophile priest and was also friends with alleged pedophile Arthur C. Clarke [see here].
Royal valet footman George Smith claimed to have been raped by Michael Fawcett, a top Royal servant to Prince Charles, and also claimed that he once caught Prince Charles and this same (male) servant in bed together.
A royal butler took his pedophile victims to tea with Queen Mother.
Prince Andrew was close friends with a now-convicted pedophile [see here].
Edwina Curry, a top ranking politician during and after the Thatcher era, wrote in her autobiography that Peter Morrison (the now-deceased Personal Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher) was a noted “Pederast” (aka pedophile) and admitted as much to then Conservative Party Chairman Norman Tebbit (now a British Lord) [see here].
An as-yet unnamed Labour peer is being investigated by police after 12 men made allegations of historical child abuse against him [see here].
Ben Fellows (BBC Child Actor) claims to have been groped by top UK politician Ken Clarke at age 15. He also claims Andrew Lloyd Webber put his tongue down his throat when he was 13. And he also claims he was doing drugs at a party at Esther Rantzen’s house as a minor [see here].
Member of Parliament Simon Danczuk was warned by a top Conservative MP not to challenge Leon Brittan over pedophile dossier [see here].
Lord Tebbit admits to establishment coverup of child abuse [see here].
UK government admits 114 secret files on pedophile cases missing [see here].
One of Tony Blair’s ministers is accused by council officials of helping a convicted pedophile foster two young boys. The convicted pedophile was running a children’s home at the time [see here].
Conservative Party whip from 1970-1973 admits to covering up problems for MPs, such as “a scandal with small boys,” because then the MP would “do what you want forever more” [see here].
Ex-Minister Lord Warner says children’s homes were a “supply line” for pedophiles in the ’80s [see here].
Former child protection manager says there are up to 20 prominent public figures in alleged pedophile ring covering Parliament and judiciary [see here].
Scotland Yard handed Leon Brittan, the former Conservative Home Secretary, a dossier naming 15 members of a notorious pedophile group. This file is currently unaccounted for (this is not the same file given to Leon Brittan by Geoffrey Dickens) [see here].
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s aide, Patrick Rock, arrested for child abuse images [see here].
Ex-police officer involved in the 1992 arrest of notorious pedophile Peter Righton claims that Righton had in his possession an enormous cache of documents that linked him to an establishment child abuse ring (including senior members of the clergy) — but it was not acted upon by the police [see here].
Former civil servant has accused the Home Office of giving tens of thousands of pounds of public money directly to the British pedophile advocacy group PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) at the request of the Metropolitan Police’s special branch [see here halfway down the page].
MP who handed VIP pedophile dossier to Leon Brittan (see No. 3 above) was on triple killer’s hit list [see here].
Labour MP Tom Watson has alleged that a member of a notorious pedophile group was connected to a former No. 10 aide. He said, “The evidence file used to convict Peter Righton (see No. 22 above), if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread pedophile ring [see here].
Member of the House of Lords escapes probe over 20 child sex claims because he is “suffering dementia” [see here].
The names of at least 10 prominent and former politicians plus senior police judges are being named “again and again” by people calling a child abuse hotline [see here].
The retired judge leading an inquiry into historic sex abuse said she will not quit after her brother was linked to an establishment “coverup” of the pedophile ring she will be investigating [see here].
Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman of the Labour Party was senior NCCL figure at a time that it argued “childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in with an adult, result in no identifiable damage” and tried to lower the age of consent to 14. Harman stated that a pornographic photo or film of a child should not be considered indecent unless it could be shown that the subject had suffered, and that prosecutors would have to prove harm rather than defendants having to justify themselves [see here].
David Cameron’s advisor on child abuse says that a “Westminster Chumocracy” has protected itself from pedophile allegations [see here].
Margaret Thatcher “personally covered up” child abuse allegations against senior ministers, according to a source with “inside knowledge of Scotland Yard in the early 1980s” [see here].
Former Conservative activist Anthony Gilberthorpe alleges that he saw top Tories having sex with boys and told Margaret Thatcher 25 years ago [see here]. He also found “Rent Boys” (male prostitutes) for top Tory politicians [see here]. A victim tells his side of the story [see here].
Labour peer now at the centre of pedophile allegations. Letters show the politician cultivated an extremely close relationship with a teenager [see here].
Retired judge Baroness Butler-Sloss steps down as head of major inquiry into sex abuse allegations. Possible reasons: (a) Her brother Sir Michael Havers was Attorney General during the alleged cover-up of a previous pedophile scandal [see here]; (b) her Brother was seen at a pedophile party in the ’80s by a seemingly credible witness [see here]; and (c) she has already covered up pedophile claims against a Bishop [see here]. Interestingly, the Bishop in question is Peter Ball, who is very close friends with Prince Charles [see here] and was given a Duchy house by him [see here].
Adopted daughter of Conservative MP Ralph Bonner Pink (now deceased) claims that he abused her as a 10 year old girl then put her into Broadmoor mental hospital, where she was abused by Jimmy Savile [see here].
Award-winning author alleges systematic abuse at the council-run Shirley Oaks care home in Surrey was covered up after the investigation turned up information that linked to a prominent Labour MP in Tony Blair’s government [see here]. More victims from the same care home come forward to substantiate his claim [see here].
An adviser to the Scottish government uncovered a pedophile ring that included well-known TV personalities, lawyers and police officers. Calls for an investigation were ignored [see here].
Ex-Freemasonic leader Lord Burton in 2003 said that the inquiry into the Dunblane Massacre (a 1996 school shooting in Scotland) was a cover up and he was bullied to keep quiet. The school shooter (and suspected pedophile) Thomas Hamilton was allowed to freely roam around a primary school for children of the military services, even at night [see here].
Margaret Hodge, the one-time minister for children, was linked to a child abuse cover up in Islington while she was the council leader [see here].
Female MP “abused care-home boy aged 13 as part of paedophile network at heart of government” [see here].
Scotland Yard detective “removed from paedophile probe after naming politicians” [see here].
Labour peer Barbara Castle drew up a dossier on VIP paedophiles. File was seized by special branch “heavy mob” [see here]. Newspaper editor confirms the story [see here]. At least two senior Thatcher ministers were named in the file [see here].
Ex MI-5 Informant says that MI-5 knew about child abuse at Kincora Boys Home and did nothing about it [see here].
Kincora victim tells of sex abuse and “stream of men” [see here].
Pedophile politician Cyril Smith: Detective claims three probes were stopped [see here].
TV presenter and Childline Founder Esther Rantzen’s ex-lover, an MP, was linked to pedophile ring [see here]. Also, a child was abused at her house [see here]. She was also accused by child abuse-victim Ben Fellows of exposing children to sex/drug parties [see number 12 above].
An UK ex-minister is being investigated for child abuse. Fifteen years ago, an investigation into the same person was mothballed and the police officer leading the case was sidelined and then disciplined as a result of his inquiries [see here].
Ex-House of Commons Speaker and former MP George Thomas (deceased) is now being investigated for abusing a boy [see here].
Home Office whistle blower alleges that Secret Services infiltrated a paedophile group (PIE) to blackmail establishment figures [see here].
The son of Conservative MP David Atkinson (now deceased) says that his father was a sexual predator, that he was linked to a Westminster pedophile ring and that he was being blackmailed by a Westminster staff member [see here].
Disgraced MI-5 double agent Anthony Blunt frequented well-known VIP pedophile hangout Elm Guest House [see here].
Department of Health fails to follow up on allegations of a pedophile ring in Westminster and Whitehall because it was a waste of time — whistle blower was told there were “too many of them over there” [see here].
Police chief removed from pedophile investigation after making several high-profile arrests [see here].
Ex-Scotland Yard commander, “We were ready to investigate Westminster paedophile ring in early 1980s” [see here].
Jersey senator arrested on data charges and dismissed from post after claiming that there had been a child-abuse coverup on the island [see here].
World’s largest independent mental health NGO gave the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) a platform at a “Sexuality Conference” in the ’70s [see here].
Peter Hayman, HM High Commissioner to Canada who held top posts in the Ministry of Defence and the UK delegation to NATO, was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) and was cautioned after his flat was searched and pornographic material pertaining to children was found [see here].
Information held by Conservative whips – including details of any sexual misdemeanours – has been shredded since 1996 [see here – sixth paragraph].
UK children in care are six times more likely to be assessed for abuse than a child in the general population [see here].
Scotland Yard detective “removed from paedophile probe after naming politicians” [see here].
Former assistant director of social services at Lambeth Council claims there was a high-level coverup to protect politicians [see here].
Thank-you for finding the new link. I'll change the one on the original post that has the YT link.
My first exposure to a fractured mind was when I read the book "Sybil". She at times has been described as being a possessed woman, but after reading the book (and it is a true story) one gets to see what really happened to her. Because it is written by the psychiatrist that treated her, a clear/concise portrayal of what "fractured" and multiple personality really means is provided in detail making it that much more enlightening (though disturbing) to read. Even worse, such practices have been used by govt/military operations aka MKUltra. It is mindboggling what has been going on and right under our noses!
Ghislaine Maxwell To Be Sentenced Today As More Accusers Get Last Word
BY TYLER DURDEN
TUESDAY, JUN 28, 2022 - 03:40 PM
Jeffrey Epstein 'Madam' and partner in crime, Ghislaine Maxwell, is set to be sentenced today after being found guilty of participating in a decade-long scheme to lure and groom underage girls for sexual exploitation by Epstein and his associates - at times participating in the abuse herself, according to Bloomberg.
The 60-year-old former socialite, who was arrested two years ago at a New Hampshire hideaway, was convicted in December in what accusers have called long-overdue justice for Epstein's victims.
Prosecutors have recommended 30 to 55 years behind bars - likely a life sentence, while Maxwell has asked for less than six years - arguing that she and her siblings were mentally and physically abused by their father, UK publishing tycoon and suspected Israeli spy, Robert Maxwell. She also argued that she shouldn't bear the brunt of the punishment for Epstein's crimes, since he's dead.
Several victims who weren't part of Maxwell's trial will be allowed to speak during Tuesday's sentencing in a Manhattan courtroom in front of US Circuit Judge Alison Nathan. Maxwell will also be afforded the opportunity to speak, should she so choose.
One of the victims expected to appear is Virginia Giuffre, who accused Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her. Giuffre and Andrew reached a settlement in a civil suit earlier this year, after she claimed Epstein "lent" her out for sexual abuse, a claim Andrew has denied.
"She made the choice to conspire with Epstein for years, working as partners in crime and causing devastating harm to vulnerable victims," argued prosecutor Maurene Comey in the government's sentencing memo. "She should be held accountable for her disturbing role in an extensive child exploitation scheme."
According to former UBS AG banker Justin Paperny, who served 18 months for securities fraud, Maxwell's arguments for leniency will likely fall on deaf ears, especially with several accusers testifying on Tuesday.
"The first thing judges want to know if you plead guilty is if you identify with your victims," he said, adding "In this case, Maxwell said ‘Yeah, there are victims but I didn’t create it. I didn’t do anything wrong. It’s just because I was friends with Epstein. If anything, I’m the victim,’” Paperny said. That attitude “doesn’t sit well with a sentencing judge when there are victims whose lives have been torn and ripped apart by her pedophile friend."
British socialite turned-convicted sex-trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell finally got her due Tuesday when she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in helping rich-and-powerful pedophile Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls.
US District Judge Alison Nathan said the sentence of 240 months was “sufficient and not greater than necessary,” for Maxwell, who earlier addressed the court and told victims in a half-hearted apology, “I am sorry for the pain that you experienced.”
As she finally learned her fate, the 60-year-old predator’s face remained inscrutable, and she briefly hugged her attorney before leaving the courtroom, wearing blue jail scrubs, her dark brown locks cut in a bob and her ankles in shackles. She did not speak to her siblings, who were seated in the row behind her.
“The number of people harmed is impossible to measure,” victim Annie Farmer, who testified at trial, told the court during Tuesday’s hearing, as Maxwell’s shoulders tensed.
The Epstein madam tried to avoid looking at her victims as they spoke, but did lock eyes with Sarah Ransome when her victim told her, “You broke me in unfathomable ways. But you didn’t break my spirit nor did you dampen my internal flame that now burns brighter than ever before.”
Ransome broke down in tears as she described how she attempted to escape from Epstein’s private sex island by trying to “jump off a cliff into shark-infested waters” and said she had twice attempted suicide.
“Like Hotel California, you could check into the Epstein-Maxwell dungeon of sexual hell, but you could never leave,” she said. “I frequently experience flashbacks and wake up in a cold sweat from nightmares reliving the awful experience.”
“‘I am sorry’ doesn’t cut it,” Ransome told reporters after justice was meted out. “I wish she was sorry when she was forcing me into a room to be raped. That’s when I wish she was sorry.”
Prosecutors had asked Nathan to slap Maxwell with at least 30 and up to 55 years in prison, so that her punishment “sends a message that those who conspire with sexual predators will be held responsible for their significant role in these crimes.”
Maxwell’s defense attorneys, meanwhile, had begged for leniency, saying she should get no more than four to five years, while probation officials recommended 20.
Following the relatively light twenty year sentence Ghislaine Maxwell has received for sex trafficking underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors representing the victims have said that the ‘next target’ should be British Royal Prince Andrew.
The lawyers acting on behalf of those alleging abuse requested that the FBI continue investigating the Epstein case and look harder at Andrew and other individuals accused by the victims.
“Let’s hope they’re the next target,” Attorney Brad Edwards told reporters.
Ghislaine Maxwell To Be Killed Early On Good Behavior
Ghislaine Maxwell, former co-conspirator of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her crimes, but the judge did express it was likely she would be killed early on good behavior.
"Ms. Maxwell, I hereby sentence you to a devastating 20 years for your crimes," said U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan. "But if you maintain good behavior you'll be suicided in a week."
"I can give you more names!" she cried out in an uncharacteristic outburst.
Judge Nathan ordered the bailiff to restrain the prisoner and keep her quiet for disrupting the courtroom. He proceeded to admonish Maxwell for offering to name the celebrities and politicians she had been selling minors to for years.
Witnesses at the hearing claim Maxwell looked "deathly ill" following the exchange and muttered something about being a CIA plant.
She was roughly escorted out of the courtroom by prison guard H. Illroy Climpton.