Ann Olivarius interviewed live on CNN as Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre settle out of court. Ann gives her take on the case, answering questions on the degree of justice of the settlement and what it means for victims’ rights.
“She had leverage, she used it and she triumphed. I say this is good news all round, and it’s good news for him because we know he couldn’t have handled this deposition, it was going to be a disaster,” Olivarius said.
Georgina Calvert-Lee comments on the case, and talks about the culture of impunity among powerful men, when to settle and the power of redemption and apology.
Georgina Calvert-Lee discusses the claim alongside the wider question of what justice looks like for claimants of sexual harassment or violence.
Ann explains the details of the lawsuit and how, for the first time in a long time, we are seeing the civil legal system working on behalf of victims.