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Settlement reached in sex abuse lawsuit against Prince Andrew

In this file photo taken on April 11, 2021, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, England. (Steve Parsons/Pool/AFP)
In this file photo taken on April 11, 2021, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends the Sunday service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor, England. (Steve Parsons/Pool/AFP)

A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing Prince Andrew of sexually abusing Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 years old in which the prince will make a substantial donation to the charity of his accuser and says he never intended to malign her character, according to a court filing.

Attorney David Boies, who represents Giuffre, says in a filing in Manhattan federal court that lawyers on both sides are informing the judge that a settlement has been reached in principle and they’ll request a dismissal of the lawsuit within a month.

Meanwhile, the letter says, the judge should suspend all deadlines and hold the action in abeyance.

Giuffre sued Andrew in August. The American accused the British royal of sexually abusing her when she was 17 while she traveled with financier Jeffrey Epstein.

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