Recall Prince Andrew, Eugenie’ father is still the talk of the whole United Kingdom, he denied the sex assault leveled against saying it was all lies, as he insisted in a ferocious 11-page rebuttal issued by his lawyers.
He said none of the very serious criminal claims against him were true.
In fact, Prince Andrew was certain he never even met the woman, Virginia Giuffre who filed a lawsuit alleging that Andrew sexually assaulted her on three occasions, including once at his paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan, when she was just 17 and not yet an adult under New York law.
There was even an infamous photo of Andrew with his arm draped around a very young-looking Giuffre, as a smirking Ghislaine Maxwell – Epstein’s recently convicted sex trafficking partner-in-crime – lurked in the background.
Meanwhile, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, the daughters of Prince Andrew, are two of the very few members of the Royal Family still on friendly terms with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry on Sunday joined his cousin Princess Eugenie to see the Super Bowl, leaving his wife and children at home.
A report published at Mailplus after the Super Bowl claimed that Andrew’s daughter could prove useful intermediaries in the tumultuous months and years ahead and it is best for Meghan to avoid public hatred and name callings since it is their usual ways and manners to attack her always even on what she has no knowledge of.
Commenting on the absence of the Duchess of Sussex from the stadium, British TV presenter Richard Eden said, “With the benefit of hindsight, it’s interesting that Meghan chose not to attend the Superbowl with Eugenie just days before Prince Andrew’s settlement was announced.”
He was referring to an out of court financial settlement between Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre.
Prince Andrew in his bid of a determined effort to discredit his alleged victim, sources “close to the prince” briefed the media that he was looking forward to his day in court and suggested Giuffre was suffering “false memories”.
Yet today, he settled, revealing his supposed defiance to be a sham.
Andrew’s said to might have paid Giuffre, though it will be many millions of pounds – thought to be £12million – including a substantial donation to her charity in support of victims’ rights.
But we do know that by paying a massive cheque to avoid a showdown in court, he’s confirmed himself to be a snivelling little coward whose denials and demands weren’t worth the paper they were written on.
And we also know that by doing so, he has destroyed what’s left of his shattered reputation.
In a grovelling statement to court, Andrew says he “never intended to malign Ms. Giuffre’s character” and accepts that “she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks”.
The statement adds: “It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years. Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.
“He pledges to demonstrate his regret for his association with Epstein by supporting the fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims.”