“Prince Andrew intends to make a substantial donation to Ms Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights,” it continued. 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.”
He will now have to pay an undisclosed amount to Giuffre and make a donation to a charity “in support of victims’ rights” in exchange for the case no longer proceeding to trial.
Prince Andrew did not admit to any of the accusations made against him in the statement.
“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.”
“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 deal comes just weeks before Andrew was scheduled to sit for a deposition, where he would have been under oath by Giuffre’s lawyers.
And since the news broke, there's been one question on everybody's lips, with many people online asking who exactly is paying for the settlement.
So who stumped up the money for #PrinceAndrew\u2019s settlement? Did he have any money? His mother, from her private/family funds? The public?