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Prince Andrew could lose ‘honorable liberty of York’ after sex abuse settlement

Lib Dem councilors in York said they would submit a petition to begin the process of removing Prince Andrew’s Honorary Freedom of York, which he has held since 1987.

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Prince Andrew: Lib Dem Cllr calls for removal of Duke of York title

York councilors are seeking to revoke Prince Andrew’s honorary liberties over the city after he settled a sex abuse case with Virginia Guiffre.

The Duke of York this week reached an out-of-court settlement with his accuser in a gender civil suit filed in the US.

Meaning he has now avoided a potentially explosive trial with an alleged £12million settlement.

Andrew has consistently denied the allegations against him.

Now Lib Dem councilors in York say they will submit a petition to begin the process of removing Prince Andrew’s Honorary Freedoms, which he has held since 1987.

York Lib Dems tweeted: “At the next full Council meeting, Lib Dem councilors will submit a petition to begin the process of removing Prince Andrew’s Honorary Freedoms of York and call for call him to give up the #DukeOfYork title.







The Duke of York this week reached an out-of-court settlement with his accuser in a sex civil lawsuit filed in the US.
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“We are determined to end any association Prince Andrew has with our wonderful city.”

Darryl Smalley, a Liberal Democrat councilor and York executive member for culture, entertainment and community, told Guardian: “Deprived by the Queen of her military role and royal patronage, we are seeking to end Prince Andrew’s connection to our great city, including by removing his right to freedom of name.” his attendance.

“York’s unique connection to the crown and monarch is an important part of our city’s heritage and history. However, as a council and city, we stand with victims of sexual abuse and are doing all we can to end violence against women and girls in local.







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“As such, it is inappropriate for Prince Andrew to remain in the position of ambassador to be intrinsically related to our city.”

Mr Smalley said the charges and the Duke’s links to “convicted abusers” were taken very seriously and said they would seek to ensure his links with York were severed.

He expressed hope that cross-party councilors would support the Duke’s proposal to remove city liberties and said they would be in contact with MPs to discuss how to end the association. Andrew’s relationship with York.

It was previously reported that Prince Andrew is facing new calls to give up his dukedom.

Labor MP Rachael Maskell, who represents York Central, said Andrew had to remove his affiliation with the city due to an out-of-court settlement reached with Virginia Giuffre.







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She said: “Although it is with relief that Prince Andrew has finally admitted and expressed regret for his close relationship with convicted sex offender and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, His long delays and initial response to the allegations and Ms. Giuffre have been deeply hurtful and embarrassing to many people across the city.

“Bringing a title creates an ambassadorial relationship with that place, and for somewhere with a global reputation, such as York, this is extremely important.







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“It is commendable that he has now pledged to support the fight against sex trafficking and its victims.

“To show his seriousness in this effort, and his respect for those affected by abuse and our city dwellers, I ask that the first action be taken. His request was to confirm his support for the withdrawal of his dukedom.”

Miss Giuffre, also known as Virginia Roberts, has filed a punitive damages claim against Andrew in her home country of the United States, alleging she was trafficked by Epstein for royal sex at the age of 17, according to the law. United States law.

The settlement says Andrew will donate to Ms Giuffre’s charity to support victims’ rights and that he has pledged to “express his regret for his relationship with Epstein”. ” by supporting “the fight against sex trafficking and by supporting its victims”.

Although the parties settled the case, the settlement was not an admission of guilt from the duke and he has always steadfastly denied the charges against him.

The Mirror has contacted York council for comment.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-andrew-could-lose-honorary-26263713 Prince Andrew could lose 'honorable liberty of York' after sex abuse settlement

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