Piers Morgan has called out Prince Andrew as a 'snivelling little coward' and demanded that his royal titles be rescinded.
Despite Prince Andrew and Virginia Roberts Giuffre reaching a 'settlement in principle' in a civil sex assault case, the former Good Morning Britain presenter has called out the Duke of York for 'duck[ing] his own demands'.
Morgan believes 'Andrew's now finished' and has called for him to be 'immediately stripped of all remaining titles and privileges that come with being a Prince'.
In a scathing and 'uncensored' reflection on the settlement, writing in The Sun, Morgan says Prince Andrew's decision to settle the civil sex assault case rather than go to trial to prove his claimed innocence reveals 'his supposed defiance to be a sham'.
'We don’t know how much Andrew’s paid Giuffre, though it will be many millions of pounds - thought to be £12million - including a substantial donation to her charity in support of victims’ rights. But we do know that by paying a massive cheque to avoid a showdown in court, he’s confirmed himself to be a snivelling little coward whose denials and demands weren’t worth the paper they were written on,' he wrote.
Morgan has subsequently deemed Andrew as having 'destroyed what’s left of his shattered reputation.'
To someone he says he never even met…. 🙄 https://t.co/4hodG2YNrI— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 15, 2022
Morgan said Andrew's statement to the court that he 'never intended to malign Ms. Giuffre's character' was 'grovelling', adding, 'Forgive me while I puke.'
He said: 'The very last person any victim of evil sex trafficking needs support from is a man who hung out for years with two evil sex traffickers and who just paid vast sums of money to avoid facing a trial over his own alleged involvement and participation.
'Of course, there’s no admission of guilt about the allegations against him, which is something Andrew’s millions have protected him from having to test in court.'
Morgan concluded by declaring that while the public would now 'never know the truth [...] it’s not difficult to work out why he’s taken the decision to duck his own demands of trial by jury'.
Calling the Prince, 'breathtakingly arrogant, staggeringly deluded, thoroughly disingenuous, horribly inconsistent' and 'woefully incapable of even beginning to understand the gravity of the accusations against him of showing a scintilla of empathy for Epstein's victims', Morgan said he would've been 'eaten [...] alive' by lawyer David Boies, who was set to interrogate him under oath for two days beginning on March 10.
'The trial would surely have exposed Andrew as a liar at best, and at worst, a sexual predator,' he wrote.
This is surely bang on from @piersmorgan — "For a senior member of the Royal Family to pay a small fortune to settle a case involving alleged sexual abuse of a minor is the most serious scandal to hit the Monarchy in modern times." https://t.co/0Ji2hs7bPe— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) February 15, 2022
Reflecting on the impact that the trial would have had on the Queen and the Monarchy, Morgan concluded that while Andrew has 'thrown in the towel and doled out the dollars' to 'spare his poor mother, his family and his country', the case 'for a senior member of the Royal Family to pay a small fortune to settle a case involving alleged sexual abuse of a minor is the most serious scandal to hit the Monarchy in modern times'.
It subsequently proves there's 'one rule for the rich and powerful, another for the rest of them', Morgan wrote. 'There can be no way back to any form of public life for the Queen’s second, and some say favourite, son.
'He must be immediately stripped of all remaining titles and privileges that come with being a Prince and despatched to the ignominious obscurity that his appalling behaviour demands.'
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