But I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong…

So the news is out that Prince Andrew (now just supposedly ‘Andrew’) is to settle out of court. As the date of the sworn on oath deposition drew closer, he blinked first, and will pay Virginia Giuffre ‘in excess’ of £12,000,000 for something he claims he didn’t do, and supposedly to ‘prove his innocence’.

(Anyone know how paying someone off proves you didn’t do it?)

Yes, that is TWELVE MILLION POUNDS, mostly funded by his mother, Queen Elizabeth. Yes, our Queen, the very same.

Once again, status and privilege buys its way out of crime.

This begs the question, so I will ask it of all of you.

Would you give twelve million pounds to someone who accused you of something you swear you did not do? Just to make her go away, and to let your mum (who is paying the money, don’t forget) enjoy her platinum jublilee celebrations with the stain of your court case hanging over her?

I wouldn’t pay anyone even £1, if I knew I hadn’t done what I had been accused of, I can tell you that.

The icing on the unbelievably corrupt cake is that Royal watchers are starting to claim that Andrew now hopes to be able to ‘return to the public eye’, and that this should now be ‘all behind him’. There is talk of him fronting a UK Charity in aid of young women who have been trafficked and sexually abused.

I hope they are joking.

67 thoughts on “But I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong…

      1. Yes, unfortunately that is the case.
        First Corona was the constant topic and now it is this terrible war very close to us. I really hope that somehow this turns out well. That makes me really, really sad. And of course I’m scared. The last time I was afraid of a third world war was in 1972 when the Israelites were at war with the Arabs.

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  1. Pete, you may remember that I produced a ten hour mini-series called “Royalty A-Z”, along with Prince Edward. Something happened during the taping that forever changed my perception of the family…the manner in which they dealt with each other that was sad and sobering to experience…I have never shared the story but perhaps will someday.

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    1. He was always going to settle because he did that crime, and probably worse. It was just a question of how much. I lost respect for his accuser too, after she went on record saying that she wanted no money, only justice. Yeah, like I believed either of them. Sad,and cynical in the extreme.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. When I saw this on the news yesterday I almost laughed out loud reading the quotes about how he was innocent but ‘let me pay you an exorbitant amount of money because I support your cause… If he indeed steps back into the spotlight – especially for a charity like that – then the gaslighting has been 100% effective. It is a whole lot of BS.

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    1. The cynicism of it all is just appalling in the extreme, Maggie. And the Queen is paying her off with OUR money! I also lost respect for his accuser, who claimed to want justice. Then it turned out that justice for her was £12 million and no admission of guilt.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I would have had more respect if he had admitted at least meeting her. Considering there were photos of them together, he must think we are all blind, as well as stupid. But his accuser should have refused to settle, and publicly shamed him in court. Now everyone thinks she only wanted money, not justice.
      Thanks, Ron.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I have no sympathy for any of them, Paul. This is a disgrace, on top of previous disgraces. They should be abolished, then sent to live on a council estate in Willesden, in my opinion.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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        1. Because when I was in the London Ambulance Service, the Stonebridge Park Estate between Harlesden and Willesden was one of the most dangerous and deprived places to live in London. 🙂

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  3. I think I’m prepared to believe anything of the corruption at the heart of the Establishment, and the gullibility of the sycophant apologists. This is our money that’s funding them, lest we forget. Cheers, Jon.

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  4. According to the Guardian the sum is likely to be ‘up to £7m’, not that that makes it much better. But any attempts to rehabilitate himself as a royal would be unacceptable, given that he hasn’t faced trial

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    1. Actually I misread that, it’s ‘at least 7m’ so you could well be right. The idea that people can just buy their way out of justice is utterly repugnant

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      1. The conflicting amounts may be due to confusion over dollars/pounds, Sarada. I was referencing a link from the Daily Telegraph (a right-wing royalist paper) that claimed the £12 million plus amount)
        But if he didn’t do it, £1 is too much. So we now know he did it, trial or not.
        Best wishes, Pete.

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    2. Found the Daily Telegraph quote.
      ‘Queen to help pay for £12m Prince Andrew settlementThe Duke of York will pay his accuser more than £12 million using money from the Queen.
      The Telegraph understands the total amount that will go to Virginia Guiffre, who was trafficked by the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and her charity exceeds £12 million.Photo via @Telegraph’

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