Prince Andrew Accuser's Secret Settlement With Jeffrey Epstein Made Public
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A confidential settlement between Virginia Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein has been made public.
Giuffre - who is suing Prince Andrew for alleged sexual assault - reached the agreement with late sex offender Epstein in 2009.
As per the BBC, the document, disclosed by a New York court, reveals Epstein paid her $500,000 (£371,000) to end her claim.
This appears to absolve Epstein and any other party who could have been included as a possible defendant from legal claims Giuffre had made.
The Duke of York's lawyer, Andrew B Brettler, previously told a New York hearing that the agreement 'releases Prince Andrew and others from any purported liability arising from the claims Ms Giuffre asserted against Prince Andrew here'.
Giuffre is suing the Queen's son for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.
She is seeking unspecified damages, but it has been reported that the sum could be in the millions of dollars.
She claims she was trafficked by disgraced financier Epstein to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17 - a minor under US law. The royal, who was friends with Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, has strongly denied the allegations.
Giuffre's lawyers have also asked for proof to back his claim that he can't sweat.
Andrew's unusual claim was made during a controversial BBC interview with Emily Maitlis where he refuted Guiffre's allegation that he was profusely sweating while dancing with her in a London club.
The request filed by David Boies and Sigrid McCawley asked Andrew to disclose 'all documents concerning your alleged medical condition of anhidrosis, hyperhidrosis, or your inability to sweat'.
However, Prince Andrew's lawyers rejected the request 'on the grounds that it is harassing and seeks confidential and private information and documents that are irrelevant, immaterial and not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence'.
They also claimed 38-year-old Giuffre actually lives in Australia not the US, where the suit has been filed.
US District Judge Lewis A Kaplan, who is presiding over the civil case, last week denied a motion from Andrew's lawyers to halt the civil proceedings while the issue of where Giuffre lives is dealt with.
Meanwhile, Ghislaine Maxwell - Epstein's former girlfriend and Andrew's friend - faces the rest of her life in jail after she was convicted last week of helping to procure teenage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse.