RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the disgraced royal told friends that he is the victim after Giuffre insisted Andrew raped her when she was a minor at least three times.
Andrew repeatedly denied the claims but the two parties ultimately reached a settlement. After a recent turn of events, he has seen it as an opportunity to fight back.
The embattled Duke of York consulted with his legal team after Giuffre dropped a separate sexual abuse lawsuit against American attorney Alan Dershowitz, stating they she may have made a "mistake" in identifying him.
Andrew previously said he couldn't recall ever meeting her, although a photo of the two together indicated otherwise.
Maxwell has since said in a prison interview that she believes the photo is "fake."
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The courtier added, "Now King Charles' younger brother intends to go after Giuffre" for a retraction after being forced to relinquish his military titles and royal charities.