Jeffrey Epstein’s bombshell sealed documents from a 2009 case have just been made public, exposing a shady deal involving Britain’s Prince Andrew.
The 12-page legal document, regarding a previous lawsuit against Epstein from 2009, has been unsealed and made public following an order from federal judges last week.
Attorney Andrew B Brettler, who represents Andrew, the Duke of York, had argued over the unsealing of the documents at a previous hearing against the prince in the lawsuit from Epstein’s child sex trafficking victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
Giuffre is suing the Queen’s son for allegedly repeatedly raping her when she was a teenager.
Brettler claims Giuffre had entered into a “settlement agreement” in Florida with Epstein that would protect Prince Andrew from being sued by the dead pedophile’s victims.
The 2009 settlement agreement was reached between Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, and Andrew’s former friend and convicted child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The newly released document states Giuffre settled the case for 500,000 US dollars.
The document was released ahead of a critical hearing on Tuesday in the civil case involving Prince Andrew, according to the BBC.
The prince’s lawyers say this previously-secret 2009 deal means she cannot sue him.
They argue that Andrew is protected by the deal due to his connection to Epstein.
Giuffre’s lawyers say the Florida settlement is irrelevant.
In their own court filings, they have told the court that the Epstein deal is “outside the four corners” of her action against Prince Andrew because it does not cover her claims against him.