Judge Dismisses Prince Andrew Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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The Facts

  • The sexual assault lawsuit against Prince Andrew was officially dismissed on Tuesday by presiding US District Judge Lewis Kaplan, at the request of both parties.

  • Last month, the Prince tentatively settled the case filed against him by Virginia Giuffre, who claims he assaulted her on three occassions when she was 17.

The Spin

Narrative A

The settlement was akin to an admission of guilt by the prince. But all it shows for certain is how wealth can be used to obscure truth.

Narrative B

Prince Andrew settled under pressure from the royal family - this was the best result that could've been reached in light of the upcoming Jubilee celebrations.

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