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Prince Andrew reportedly fears ‘complete financial ruin’

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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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