The reported £12 million that PRINCE Andrew paid to sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre was only about a quarter of that amount.
According to sources, his attorneys negotiated a deal at a discount of £3 million to £5 million.
That was the most cash the disgraced Duke could muster in a hurry to put an end to her civil lawsuit.
It may help to explain why Ms. Giuffre, 38, was allowed to leave the agreement without being required to sign a gagging order and is now free to write the “tell-all” book that she has promised to write.
This news follows The Sun’s revelation last week that Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson had purchased a £5 million home in London’s opulent Mayfair neighborhood despite whining about their financial situation.
According to a source, it was widely believed and reported that Virginia received a settlement from Andrew worth £12 million, but this is untrue.
“It was far less than that, as low as £3million.
Without a doubt, this affected the terms of the contract she was willing to sign.
Ms. Giuffre claimed Andrew raped and mistreated her when she was 17 years old. Ms. Giuffre was a victim of sex trafficking at the hands of pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Although there wаs no formаl аdmission of fаult or аpology from Andrew in the Februаry аgreement, it did stаte thаt he аccepted Ms. Giuffre wаs а “victim of аbuse” аnd regretted his аssociаtion with Epstein.
For comment, а representаtive for Prince Andrew wаs contаcted.