Queen Elizabeth reportedly footing the bill for Prince Andrew’s sex abuse defense

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Queen Elizabeth reportedly footing the bill for Prince Andrew’s sex abuse defense

Queen Elizabeth is bankrolling her disgraced son Prince Andrew’s legal battle against bombshell sex abuse claims connected to his friendship with late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, a report claimed on Friday.

The 95-year-old monarch is forking over millions of pounds from her private estate to multiple lawyers that charge as much as $2,000 an hour, according to The Telegraph.

The Duke of York was relieved of his royal duties by the queen in the aftermath of accusations by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, 38, that he sexually assaulted her three times when she was 17.

Andrew accepted Giuffre’s Manhattan federal court lawsuit last week after her lawyers accused him of trying to doge facing the legal claim.

The 61-year-old, who is ninth in line to the throne, has denied he abused Giuffre during his friendship with Epstein and accused madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

Virginia Roberts-Giuffre is suing Prince Andrew.
Virginia Roberts-Giuffre is suing Prince Andrew.
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Prince Andrew has no “discernible income,” according to the report, and just days ago sold the only property he owned, a $24 million ski resort chalet in Switzerland, to settle a lawsuit accusing him of not paying $9 million he owed on it.

Queen Elizabeth is reportedly footing Andrew's legal fees.
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly footing Andrew’s legal fees.
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Epstein once gave the prince’s cash strapped ex-wife Sarah Ferguson $24,000 to help her settle a debt.

Andrew has until Oct. 29 to respond to Giuffre’s lawsuit.

Epstein hanged himself in his Manhattan lockup in August 2019 while awaiting trial on serious sex charges. 

Maxwell is in custody in Brooklyn awaiting trial for allegedly abusing underage girls and recruiting them for Epstein. She has pleaded not guilty.

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