Jeffrey Epstein paid accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre $500K in 2009 deal

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Jeffrey Epstein paid accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre $500K in 2009 deal

Jeffrey Epstein paid accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre $500,000 in a settlement agreement inked in 2009, according to the deal made public for the first time Monday. 

Associates of Epstein, including Prince Andrew, have argued the confidential release agreement blocks Giuffre from taking legal action against them. 

The deal states that it releases “any other person or entity who could have been included as a potential defendant (‘Other Potential Defendants’) from all, and all manner of, action and actions of Virginia Roberts, including State or Federal, cause and causes of action.”

The release agreement was ordered unsealed by two New York federal judges who are presiding over the Giuffre suit against Prince Andrew and a separate suit she filed against attorney Alan Dershowitz. 

Andrew’s attorneys have argued that the release agreement covered him against a potential suit by Giuffre because the agreement lists “royalty” as third-party beneficiaries of the document.

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Associates of Jeffrey Epstein have argued the confidential agreement blocks Virginia Roberts Giuffre from taking legal action against them.
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“Because Prince Andrew is a senior member of the British royal family, he falls into one of the expressly identified categories of persons, i.e., royalty, released from liability under the Release Agreement, along with politicians, academicians, businessmen, and others allegedly associated with Epstein,” Andrew’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, wrote in his Oct. 29 motion to dismiss.

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