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Prince Andrew settles sex abuse lawsuit by Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre

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A lawsuit that accuses Britain’s Prince Andrew of sexually assaulting an underage girl while she was under the control of sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein and his procurer Ghislaine Maxwell has been settled out of court “in principle,” the lawyer for the accuser said in a court filing Tuesday.

The bombshell development came in Manhattan federal court, where Andrew had failed in attempts to get the suit by Virginia Giuffre tossed out, and after he had been stripped of military titles and other honorifics related to being a member of Britain’s royal family.

The tentative settlement, whose details were not released, means the lawsuit is expected to be dismissed soon.

In a letter to Judge Lewis Kaplan, Giuffre’s high-powered lawyer David Boies wrote, “We write jointly with counsel for defendant to advise the Court that the parties reached a settlement in principle of the above-referenced action.”

“The parties anticipate filing a stipulation of dismissal of the case within thirty (30) days,” Boies wrote. “In the interim, the parties request that the Court suspend all deadlines and hold the action in abeyance.”

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