Prince Andrews have reached a settlement out-of-court with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, after being accused of sexual abuse several years ago.

According to documents filed by a court on Tuesday, Giuffre’s charity will receive an undisclosed amount in donations from Prince Andrews.

Andrew and Giuffre have agreed for the amount of the settlement to remain confidential, but it has been reported to be £12 million pounds

The objective is to provide support to victims of sexual assault as stated in latest reports.

The long-running case entailed that a 17-year-old Giuffre was assaulted by Andrew, after being aided by Jeffrey Epstein; convicted sex offender (now deceased).

According to Giuffre, she was assaulted on three different occasions at the time.

The court filing on Tuesday stated also provided cogent points on the latest development.

“Prince Andrew has never intended to malign Ms. Giuffre’s character, and he accepts that she has suffered both as an established victim of abuse and as a result of unfair public attacks.

“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,” the statement read.

Due to the incident, and with approval from his mother Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew was stripped of his royal patronages and affiliations to the military.

It was announced by a spokesperson of Buckingham palace—a day after the court rejected Andrew’s motion to dismiss Giuffre’s suit. This happened in January.

“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”

Giuffre’s lawsuit was filed under the New York’s 2019 Child Victims Act even though she claimed to have been assaulted in 2001 and 2002.

“Twenty years ago Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, position, and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her,” the lawsuit stated.

The out-of-court settlement will now seek to put an end to the long-running lawsuit.

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