THE Duke of York’s accuser wants to be “vindicated” by the legal process and is not motivated by reaching a “purely financial settlement”, her lawyer has said.
One of the few options open to Andrew is to try and reach an out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre after a US judge ruled her allegation of sexual assault against him can be heard at a civil trial.
But the suggestion by David Boies, Ms Giuffre’s attorney, that money alone would not satisfy his client might indicate she may want her day in court or some admission from the duke or acknowledgement of her position. The lawyer declined to rule out the prospect of his client agreeing a settlement but said there was “no suggestion of settlement discussions at this point”.
He told BBC Newsnight: “I think it’s very important to Virginia Giuffre that this matter be resolved in a way that vindicates her and vindicates the other victims. I don’t think she has a firm view at this point, or could she, as to exactly what a solution should be.
“But I think what’s going to be important is that this resolution vindicates her and vindicates the claim she has made. A purely financial settlement is not anything that I think she’s interested in.”
It comes as Andrew was sensationally STRIPPED of his military & HRH honours by the Queen amid his sex assault scandal.
The bombshell news was announced by Buckingham Palace this evening just days after a US judge ruled the abuse claims against him should go to trial.
Ms Giuffre claims she was forced to have sex with the Duke of York three times back in 2001 – and Prince Andrew strongly denies any wrongdoing and even says he has never met Ms Giuffre.
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