In 2015, Virginia Giuffre brought a defamation case against Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, alleging that the pair had sex-trafficked her starting in 2000 when she was known as Virginia Roberts.
Giuffre alleged that Epstein forced her to have sex with Prince Andrew in his New York mansion, in London, and on Epstein’s private island in the US Virgin Islands in 2001 when she was 17.
However, the allegation was thrown out and struck from the record by a judge, who said it was “immaterial and impertinent to the central claim” in the case at the time.
Buckingham Palace defended Andrew in a statement at the time, denying that he had any involvement with Giuffre.
In a statement which the Buckingham palace released, they wrote saying; “It is emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts,” the palace’s statement read. “Any claim to the contrary is false and without foundation.”
Well in the latest update the two parties have said they will file a “stipulation of dismissal” within 30 days, meaning they will file a notice to discontinue the case.