NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 2009 settlement agreement between financier Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of sexual abuse, was made public on Monday as a part of Giuffre’s civil lawsuit towards Britain’s Prince Andrew.
The agreement stated Giuffre could be paid $500,000 as a part of the deal.
It supplied a launch for “another individual or entity who may have been included as a possible defendant” towards varied claims by Giuffre.
U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, will now should resolve whether or not that clause blocks Giuffre’s lawsuit towards Andrew for allegedly forcing her to have intercourse twenty years in the past when she was 17.
Andrew has denied the allegations and is in search of to dismiss the lawsuit. A listening to over his movement to dismiss is scheduled for Tuesday.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Writing by Luc Cohen; modifying by Grant McCool)