Aye, wrong media dynasty. A brain fart on my part.Now I don't like Murdoch but think you mean Maxwell?
Although it says a lot when there's two families and the Murdochs are the nice ones.
I definitely wouldn't let Charles or Wills order me any Ubers.To be fair, I've just been googling too. I didn't take it as anything other than a genuine 'this is interesting, let's explore it' conversation, tbh. Your point about the lawyers is very important though - if there was no chance of recovering the debt they'd either not take the case because they won't get paid, or VG would have been very badly-advised if they hadn't made that clear, and could probably sue them.
Besides, imagine the optics. US court finds that on the balance of possibilities that Andrew did sexually assault her and should pay compensation. Presumably appealed and upheld on appeal. And then Andrew's lawyers in the UK play 'you can't get to us here, we're not playing'. Ooof. I'd genuinely avoid driving through tunnels if I were him and it got to that.