Attorney and Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz denied allegations of sexual abuse after his name appeared in newly released documents from a 2015 civil lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
“I demanded release of all documents because they contain emails and manuscripts proving in Giuffre’s own words that she never met me,” Dershowitz tweeted. “I knew they would repeat her false accusations against me, Al and Tipper Gore and others, which her own lawyers admit are ‘wrong.’”
Dershowitz was accused of having sex with then-minor Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and of witnessing Jeffrey Epstein and others sexually abusing girls and young women.
“There are no new accusations against me in the documents I got unsealed. All her accusations were made in suits she filed years ago. They were false then and now, as shown by her emails and manuscript that prove I never met her,” he added.
He lawyers admit she was “wrong“ about me and others such as Al and Tipper Gore.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 31, 2020
The document showed Giuffre was 15 when she was allegedly recruited by Maxwell as a masseuse for Epstein. She then became his “sex slave” from 1999 to 2002 during which she was forced to have sex with Epstein’s prominent friends and associates.
Giuffre also said in the documents that former President Bill Clinton visited Epstein’s private Virgin Island retreat but did not see him engage in any of the alleged sexual activity. Giuffre said she traveled on Epstein’s private plane with people like Al Gore.
“I am telling me the truth … and I have the evidence to prove it,” Dershowitz insisted on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday, July 31. “And she has not a scintilla of evidence beyond her own word, which is worthless because she has such a long history of lying. She was a serial liar who does it for money and she’s continuing to do it and the media has been taken in by her. But the time has come to investigate me and her. I call to the FBI to do that.”
Bill Clinton was at Epstein’s island with Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and “2 young girls.” pic.twitter.com/NG8PbaZLNt
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) July 31, 2020
In 2008, Dershowitz helped secure a plea agreement with federal prosecutors that allowed Epstein to admit to state prostitution charges in Florida and serve just 13 months in a county jail. That agreement also gave immunity to Dershowitz.
“We had a very, very strong federal defense,” Dershowitz said. “It doesn’t matter how many young women he may have had sex with in Palm Beach. The government had to prove that he transported them in interstate commerce and they couldn’t do that. They had a very weak federal case and a very strong state case. … The job of the criminal defense lawyer’s is to get the best deal he can for his client … I did that. I’m proud of it. I will continue to do that. I’ve done it for 55 years. That’s my job.”
Epstein died by suicide in a New York City jail cell in August 2019. Maxwell is charged with recruiting and abusing girls as young as 14 from 1994 to 1997 and committing perjury. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Maxwell was arrested on July 2 and faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.