Britain’s Prince Andrew has reached a settlement with his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre in her child sex abuse lawsuit against him.
As part of the settlement agreement, Giuffre will dismiss the case brought in Manhattan federal court.
According to court papers filed in New York Tuesday, the sum of the settlement will not be disclosed.
In an unsigned letter submitted as an attachment to the settlement filing, the British royal acknowledged his victim’s suffering but drew the line at apologizing.
Andrew said he accepts Giuffre has suffered as a result of being sex trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
“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,” the letter states.
“It is known that Jeffrey Epstein trafficked countless young girls over many years,” it adds.
“Prince Andrew regrets his association with Epstein and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.
Giuffre claimed in the suit that the embattled royal raped her on three occasions when she was a teen in London, New York, and on Epstein’s private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands known by locals and authorities as “Pedophile Island.”
Andrew had insisted that he was innocent.