Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew’s accuser, signs book deal for her memoir, report says

Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew’s accuser, signs book deal for her memoir, report says
Virginia Giuffre, Prince Andrew’s accuser, signs book deal for her memoir, report says

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Virginia Giuffre, who accused the Duke of York of sexually assaulting her when she was 17, has reportedly signed a deal to publish a memoir.

It is unclear which publisher obtained the rights to Giuffre’s story, but the New York Post reported that multiple sources have confirmed the book deal is moving forward.

It comes amid reports that Prince Andrew is considering a legal bid to overturn the multi-million pound settlement reached with Giuffre last year to prevent the case she brought against him from going to civil trial.

Andrew has always and vehemently denied any wrongdoing and insists he has never met Giuffre. As part of the settlement, he agreed to pay millions of pounds in damages to Giuffre and a donation to charity “in support of victims’ rights”.

The settlement, which did not include an admission of wrongdoing, would have barred Giuffre from speaking publicly about her allegations until the end of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last summer.

According to reports, sources close to the book deal said it was “unlikely” Giuffre would be able to write about Andrew or the terms of their settlement in a potential publication.

But any book by Giuffre will always be seen as an “embarrassment” to the royal family, the New York Post citing royal sources, as comes after the Duke of Sussex released his explosive memoir Spare early January.

It would also cast a shadow over the coronation celebrations of King Charles III, which will take place on a bank holiday weekend in May. A source was quoted as saying Andrew will be invited to the coronation but “will not be invited to the balcony at Buckingham Palace”.

This would undoubtedly be a blow to Andrew’s already bruised ego, as he would find it difficult to come to terms with his exile from public office. The Duke was also stripped of his military titles and royal patronages last year and can no longer be called His Royal Highness (HRH) in any capacity.

Sources close to the disgraced prince have expressed concern that he is shunning his friends and “becoming a recluse” when he allegedly plotted to challenge his settlement with Giuffre, and may try to force an apology.

Andrew’s friends said The Independent that he is “alone” at the Royal Lodge in Windsor and that he only consulted his lawyer about his decisions.

“There are concerns that he is making judgments in isolation and only talking to his attorney,” a source said. “He doesn’t see anyone, there’s a real element of isolation there, it feels like he’s becoming a recluse.”

The Independent has contacted representatives of Giuffre for comment.

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