Abolish The Monarchy trending after Prince Andrew settled rape case

Abolish The Monarchy: Prince Andrew, the disgraced second son of Queen Elizabeth II, settled a lawsuit brought by Virginia Giuffre, a woman who had accused him of raping her when she was a teenage victim of Andrew’s friend, the notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The amount that Andrew, 61, will pay Ms. Giuffre is confidential. After this #AbolishTheMonarchy started trending on twitter. One of the Twitter User said “The Queen of this country spends millions to ensure her son is above the law in child trafficking charges. Millions of her citizens are starving in poverty. Millions of children hungry and cold let that sink in its time to Abolish the Monarchy.

People say that the time has come to end the monarchy in the country because the monarchs are using taxpayers’ money to suppress their crimes.

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What was the Case?

In her lawsuit, Ms. Giuffre said that Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was under 18. Incident took place at Mr. Epstein’s mansion in Manhattan and on his private island.

Andrew, Mr. Epstein and his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, had forced Ms. Giuffre to have sexual intercourse with Andrew at Ms. Maxwell’s home in London.

Ms. Giuffre had feared repercussions if she disobeyed the three because of “their powerful connections, wealth and authority,”.

Settlements reached by accusers of Mr. Epstein kept confidential, although the four women who testified at Ms. Maxwell’s trial each said they received payouts, as high as $5 million before legal fees, from a victims’ compensation fund drawn from Mr. Epstein’s estate.

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  • Pallav Jain is co-founder of Ground Report and an independent journalist and visual storyteller based in Madhya Pradesh. He did his PG Diploma in Radio and TV journalism from IIMC 2015-16.

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