A near-dozen-year-old legal settlement between Virginia Giuffre and Jeffrey Epstein, the late financier and convicted sex offender whom she accused of sexual abuse, is expected to be unsealed on Monday.
The unsealing stems from Giuffre’s sexual abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew, which she filed on 9 August in Manhattan federal court.
Giuffre has long accused Epstein and his sometime girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell – now a convicted sex-trafficker, after the conclusion of her New York trial last week – of forcing her into sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17. The Duke of York vehemently maintained his innocence.
Prince Andrew filed Giuffre’s settlement with Epstein as part of his attempt to dismiss her case against him, arguing that it shields him. Lawyers for the prince contend that the settlement contains provisions that bar Giuffre from taking legal action against many of…