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Prince Andrew Selling $24M Swiss Chalet to Foot Legal Bills, Accuser Reportedly Refuses Settlement

Andrew is in need of the funds to pay his team of lawyers as they battle the accusations made by Epstein victim Virginia Guiffre


Prince Andrew is selling his luxury Swiss Chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, to cover mounting legal bills in the sexual assault case filed by Virginia Guiffre in New York City.

According to the British paper, The MirrorPrince Andrew is selling the luxurious property because the Queen will not pay his legal fees related to the case. 

Andrew bought Chalet Helora, in the Swiss resort of Verbier, with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson for an estimated $23 million in 2014. Late last year, it was discovered that he was selling the property.

Giuffre claims that the Prince had sex with her three times as a minor after convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein trafficked her. The Prince has consistently denied the allegations publicly — despite evidence the two had been in contact at Epstein’s property in Florida.

New York Judge Lewis Kaplan could reveal on Friday whether or not Andrew will face a full civil trial in the US. The decision comes after his lawyers argued this week that Guiffre’s case should not go to trial because of a 2009 civil settlement she made with Epstein.

If the case goes to trial and the Prince loses, Guiffre could be awarded a settlement that legal experts have predicted could be as much as $5 million. 

This week, his legal team implied that Prince Andrew could try to settle out of court with Guiffre to avoid the case going to trial. 

Insiders have claimed that Giuffre will not agree to an out-of-court settlement.

Guiffre, who Epstein paid a settlement of $500,000 in 2009, is said to want a trial to send a message that anyone with power and privilege accused of abusing young girls will face the full force of the law. She reportedly told her lawyers that agreeing to a multi-million dollar settlement with Prince Andrew would not advance that message, according to the Telegraph.

During Tuesday’s hearing, Prince Andrew’s lawyers argued the 2009 agreement signed by Epstein and Giuffre protects the Duke of York and should result in a dismissal of the charges against him.

Mitchell Epner, a US former federal prosecutor, said the case would not be dismissed following the court hearing led by Judge Kaplan and insisted that the Prince must settle, default, or go to court.

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5 responses to “Prince Andrew Selling $24M Swiss Chalet to Foot Legal Bills, Accuser Reportedly Refuses Settlement”

  1. JT_MMA says:

    Her getting that $500,000 payout earlier likely taught her money doesn’t buy justice or closure. Glad she isn’t settling this time. We need to know who Epstein and Maxwell trafficked to. They are all still out there.

  2. pandusa says:

    Agree with previous comments.
    Sold his Chalet? Allegedly- he figuratively, sold his soul years ago… to Jeffery Epstein. I would say the Chalet would be inconsequential. For a man that had 2 young daughters at the time, to have behaved in this fashion, I find it reprehensible . You could not have been around Epstein and Co. any length of time and not known “who they were and what they were about”.

  3. thequez says:

    Is this the same place that Epstein and Maxwell took the picture from? Same cabins where the queen stayed?

  4. ZedS says:

    I hope she stands by her convictions on this AND is successful in court legally AND financially. People need to stop settling out of court, however much they may get to do so. That’s how CNN gets away with NOT having to address the Sandman issue, by settling out of court. Even if the payout is less, take it to court and win in the public eye, people! We need those wins to teach people the REAL lesson that power and money can’t protect you forever.

  5. Mr_Mush says:

    Good for her.