How Much will Prince Andrew Pay if He Loses Court Case
The Duke of York, 62, is currently battling a civil assault lawsuit filed in NYC by Virginia Giuffre, one of the principal girls trafficked by late financier Jeffrey Epstein. He is set to appear in court later this year and has always denied any form of wrongdoing regarding the now mom-of-three.
Already, his legal fees are said to amount to millions of dollars, how much more must he cough up if Virginia Giuffre emerges victorious in the case?
Prince Andrew’s Legal Fees Could Leave Him Wretched
Recently, a lawyer who has worked closely with victims of Epstein said that Andrew faces having his assets seized if he loses the court case.
The Prince has so far refused to settle out of court, vowing to disgrace Giuffre in court. He was rumored to have sold his £17 million ski chalet in the Swiss Alps to avoid the court seizing the property. However, it’s claimed that bailiffs could turn up at the Royal Lodge, which he does not own, and seize his property.
Ms. Giuffre is suing the Prince for an unspecified amount of money, though the figure of £14 million has been reported.
According to Arick Fundali, the amount of damages that Andrew will pay Giuffre will be decided by the court after they’ve reviewed the extent the assault affected the victim (Giuffre, in this case) emotionally and financially.
Prince Andrew has been known to lead an expensive lifestyle
“Ultimately, the amount of damages would be entirely up to the jury to decide after hearing the evidence,” he said.
“There is no exact science or formula for determining damages,” Fundali continued. “The jury will make a damages decision based upon the evidence of emotional distress suffered by the plaintiff, and the severity and nature of the acts proven at trial.”
Prince Andrew has been known to lead an expensive lifestyle and delighted in purchasing high-end cars and watches. In the meantime, his net worth is yet unknown, though he has reportedly stopped receiving money from the Navy and Buckingham Palace. His police security is also under review.
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