Virginia Roberts Giuffre, the woman who accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse and of transporting her towards Prince Andrew, among others, had a 2009 settlement deal unsealed Monday.
It demonstrates that Epstein paid Giuffre five hundred thousand dollars to drop the case without admitting responsibility or liability.
As component of Giuffre’s separate action involving Prince Andrew, the document was revealed. She claims Epstein pushed her to have intercourse with his pals, including the prince, and also that Andrew knew she was under the age of 17. The statements have been refuted by Prince Andrew.
Andrew’s lawyers said that in October that Giuffre’s action against him broke the terms of the settlement with Epstein, in which she consented to a “general release” of allegations against Epstein and others.
Andrew’s name doesn’t really listed as a party in the version unsealed Monday. The agreement claims to “remise, release, acquit, satisfied, and forever dismiss” the parties and also “any other person or entity who could have been identified as a possible defendant,” but the letter CNN reviewed does not explicitly address anyone else.
Along with the settlement, two more agreements were filed: a “Stipulation of Dismissal” and a challenge from Epstein, which are both still under seal.
The settlement describes itself as a “last resolution” of a disputed allegation made to prevent litigation, but it “must not be considered to represent an admission of liability or guilt by any side.” The agreement says that it will not be misused Epstein in any civil and criminal cases. Giuffre and Epstein accepted it on various dates in November 2009.
Epstein was indicted on sex trafficking allegations in July 2019 after pleading guilty to state trafficking charges in 2008. He suicided in prison a month later.
A year later, Epstein’s confidante and former lover, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested and charged with assisting Epstein’s abuse plot. Last Monday, a jury found her guilty of five federal charges, including sex trafficking a juvenile and conspiracy.
Giuffre was not among the four women who accused to have been abused during the trial.