A lawyer representing Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers stated in a current interview that she doesn’t consider Virginia Giuffre will stay quiet concerning her sexual abuse allegations in opposition to Prince Andrew.
The Unbiased reported that American lawyer Lisa Bloom, who’s fought for years in opposition to Epstein’s property for compensation on behalf of eight purchasers, advised Instances Radio on Monday that she doesn’t consider Giuffre will preserve her silence as soon as the gag order in opposition to her expires in mid-February.
Bloom describes Giuffre as a “large advocate for ladies, not solely victims of Jeffrey Epstein, however victims typically,” in keeping with the report. “I don’t count on her to stay silent. I count on her to proceed to make use of her voice to talk out. And I hope that she does,” Bloom added.
The Telegraph reported that Giuffre, 39, lately secured a e-book take care of an unnamed writer. It’s not clear although if the e-book would point out previous allegations in opposition to the Duke of York.
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In a civil lawsuit filed in 2020, Giuffre accused Prince Andrew of raping and abusing her on three events in 2001 when she was simply 17. The Duke of York had refuted any wrongdoing when he agreed in February 2022 to a reported multimillion-pound settlement paid to Giuffre amid strain from Buckingham Palace that damaging headlines had been distracting from Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
A one-year gag clause was included within the settlement that prevented Giuffre from talking out once more about her allegations in opposition to the Duke of York, The Telegraph reported. That clause expires subsequent month.
Prince Andrew was stripped of his navy titles and charity patronages due to the fallout and ordered to not use his HRH title.
The Telegraph lately reported that the Duke of York consulted along with his attorneys after Giuffre dropped a separate sexual abuse lawsuit in opposition to American lawyer Alan Dershowitz in November.
In what Prince Andrew seen as an “extraordinary growth,” Giuffre admitted in court docket paperwork that she “might have made a mistake” in claiming Dershowitz had abused her as a youngster.
The potential multi-million-pound push to have Giuffre retract her allegations in opposition to the Duke of York – and presumably apologize in court docket — may pave the best way for Prince Andrew to return to royal duties.
The Unbiased reported that sources near Prince Andrew say he’s “changing into a recluse,” solely consulting his attorneys and shunning his pals as a result of he’s “determined” to redeem himself.
“It’s by no means going to be resurrected,” Bloom advised Instances Radio of the attainable renewed authorized battle. “It’s by no means going to come back again due to the choice that he made as a grown man to settle the case.”
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Bloom asserted that Prince Andrew’s case is “over and carried out with” as a result of he agreed to the multimillion-pound settlement regardless of being represented by “extremely competent attorneys.”
In the meantime, Ghislaine Maxwell, who’s serving a 20-year sentence in a Florida federal jail for her position in a scheme to sexually exploit and abuse a number of minor ladies with Epstein over the course of a decade, stated in her first post-conviction interview from behind bars earlier this month that she has “no reminiscence” of introducing Prince Andrew and Giuffre.
She additionally repeated speculations that the infamous 2001 picture of Maxwell, the Duke of York and a 17-year-old Giuffre inside Maxwell’s London house could possibly be a “faux.”