Prince Andrew settles civil sexual assault case

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Prince Andrew settles civil sexual assault case

Prince Andrew has settled the civil sexual assault case brought against him in the US by Virginia Giuffre.

According to the BBC, court documents show, Virginia Giuffre sued the Duke of York, claiming he sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17, allegations he has repeatedly denied.

A letter filed to the US district court on Tuesday said the duke and Giuffre had reached an out-of-court settlement.

A statement in the letter to US judge Lewis A Kaplan, said the duke would make a “substantial donation to Ms Giuffre’s charity in support of victims’ rights”.

It added that Prince Andrew had “never intended to malign Ms Giuffre’s character” and that he recognised she had “suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks”.