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.