Virginia Giuffre is releasing her memoir – a year after agreeing to a multi-million dollar settlement with Prince Andrew in his sex abuse trial against the royal, The Post can reveal.
Giuffre (née Roberts), who has long alleged she was trafficked and abused as a teenager by the late Jeffrey Epstein, has signed a book deal believed to be worth millions, multiple sources confirm. It is not yet known which publisher obtained the rights.
The confirmation of the Giuffre deal comes as Prince Andrew wants to launch a legal bid to recoup the estimated $12million settlement they signed in February 2022, which he partly funded by selling his Swiss chalet in $22 million.
It has been reported that the second son of the late Queen Elizabeth – who lost his HRH title and all of his public duties after it was alleged he had sex with Giuffre when he was 17 – believes that he has a chance after Giuffre recently dropped her lawsuit against attorney Alan Dershowitz, in which she accused him of sexual abuse.
Representatives for Andrew and Giuffre were unavailable for comment, but legal sources said it would be difficult for the prince to take legal action, with one telling the Post: “It would be very difficult to undo.”
Although he accepted payment, Andrew admitted no wrongdoing and always and vehemently denied the claims.
As part of the settlement, the disgraced royal, 62, and Giuffre, 39, reportedly signed a one-year agreement which meant neither of them could publicly discuss the case or their settlement.
However, informed sources say it is unlikely she will be allowed to write about Prince Andrew or their establishment.
Despite this, royal insiders have told the Post that any book by Giuffre would be embarrassing for the royal family, particularly in the wake of Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ and as King Charles – Andrew’s older brother – prepares to celebrate his coronation on May 6. An insider said: “Andrew is obviously going to be invited to the coronation, although he’s not invited to the balcony at Buckingham Palace. But the palace will want as little drama as possible, so it’s a terrible time.
Pages of a document – called Giuffre’s ‘memoir’ – were first unsealed in August 2019 amid a slew of court filings related to his lawsuit against Epstein’s former lover Ghislaine Maxwell, who settled in May 2017.
The memoir, titled “The Billionaire’s Playboy Club”, detailed Giuffre’s life as a teenager in Epstein’s alleged sex ring, where she claimed she was forced to have sex with Epstein and Maxwell to order.
She alleged that she was also told to sleep with Epstein’s powerful friends, including Prince Andrew and former senator and Disney chairman George Mitchell. Mitchell denied any involvement with Epstein or Giuffre.
In the 139-page exposé, which was never published, Giuffre described how Maxwell scouted her while working at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. Maxwell invited her to audition for a job as a masseuse — then groomed her for sex work, according to Giuffre.
But Giuffre also alleged that Maxwell herself participated in sex acts and played a key role in manipulating the girls.
Maxwell was arrested by the FBI in July 2020 and charged with participating in the sexual abuse of underage girls and the sex trafficking of minors.
She was found guilty and is currently serving a 20-year sentence in a Florida prison. In an extensive TalkTV behind bars interview this week, Maxwell claimed that Epstein, who died in a New York jail cell in August 2019, was murdered. Epstein was facing charges of trafficking underage girls for sex at the time of his death.
The autopsy concluded his cause of death was suicide by hanging, although the 66-year-old’s sudden death has fueled widespread controversy and conspiracy theories.
Maxwell, now 61, has not apologized to her victims, saying they should tell their ‘disappointment and anger’ to US authorities who ‘authorized’ Epstein’s death . She also claimed she had no recollection of her “dear friend” Prince Andrew ever meeting Giuffre.