tomcatty: The Duke of York has not ruled out making a financial settlement with his accuser in order to avoid further damaging the reputation of the Royal family, The Telegraph understands.Well I guess Roberts is just about of cash from the previous half million she got ,,so must be time to sniff around now for more,,,and see who else she can cheat,,,,
A potential pay-off for Virginia Roberts Giuffre could be “at least” several-million pounds and would be paid by his mother, the Queen.
If the Duke fails in his motion to get the s*xual abuse case thrown out, an argument largely based on a 2009 settlement deal Ms Giuffre struck with Jeffrey Epstein, it will underline the severity of the uphill battle he would face in continuing to fight the legal action.
Those close to him privately acknowledge that the judge’s comments during a “brutal” 75-minute hearing this week made very clear to which side he was leaning.
The next step is a potentially very exposing discovery process, in which the Duke will have to give sworn testimony under oath, before a trial, scheduled for the autumn, which could land further devastating blows to his reputation, as well as that of the monarchy.
Thu Jan 6, 2022 9:32 AM CST