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Prince Andrew fears ‘complete financial ruin’ as legal costs mount: report

Prince Andrew fears he could be left “completely broke” after being stripped of his military titles and royal patronages amid a legal battle against Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

The Duke of York is up against mounting legal costs as he fights a sex-assault lawsuit from Giuffre that he worries could leave him penniless, the Daily Mail reported.

“Until very recently it appears the absolute enormity of this case and the consequences he faces has not hit him,” a source told the outlet. “Now the bills are mounting up and the possibility of a settlement, or even worse a judgement against him, is being widely discussed; he fears complete financial ruin. 

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says she was trafficked by sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, holds a news conference outside a Manhattan court where sexual assault claimants invited by a judge addressed a hearing following Epstein's jailhouse death in New York.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew on multiple occasions.
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Prince Andrew was told face-to-face by Queen Elizabeth that he will no longer be known as His Royal Highness.
Prince Andrew was told face-to-face by Queen Elizabeth that he will no longer be known as His Royal Highness.
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“There is a very real prospect of him being completely broke.”

Andrews legal and public relation fees alone could hit $3 million, according to reports.

Giuffre claims in the Manhattan federal court lawsuit she was forced to have sex with the prince three times – beginning when she was 17.  

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