Virginia Giuffre's lawyer hails 'victory' over Prince Andrew following out-of-court settlement

Lisa Bloom says Giuffre 'accomplished what no one else could: getting Prince Andrew to stop his nonsense and side with sexual abuse victims'

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Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre have settled their civil case out-of-court.

Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represents eight victims of Jeffrey Epstein, welcomed the settlement as a “victory” for Virginia Giuffre.

She wrote on Twitter: “My statement on behalf of the 8 Jeffrey Epstein victims I represent:

“We hail Virginia’s victory today. She has accomplished what no one else could: getting Prince Andrew to stop his nonsense and side with sexual abuse victims. We salute Virginia’s stunning courage.”

In a letter submitted to the United States District Court on Tuesday, Ms Giuffre’s lawyer David Boies wrote jointly with Andrew’s lawyers to say that the parties had “reached a settlement in principle”.

Court documents show the Duke will make a “substantial donation to Ms Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights”.

Andrew has also pledged to “demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein” by supporting the “fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims”.

Ms Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, made the claim against Andrew for damages in her home country of the US, claiming she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew’s friend, to have sex with the royal when she was 17, a minor under US law.