Sunday, January 04, 2015
Dershowitz Plans To Sue Sex Abuse Accuser, Seek Disbarment Of Her Legal Team
Retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz is lashing out at the 30-year old woman who claims she was held as a sex slave by his infamous pedophile client, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein, and had sex on several occasions with Dershowitz. Dershowitz told the Jerusalem Post the allegations made in a civil suit about him by the woman are "completely fabricated and made up out of whole cloth." The woman identified as Virginia Roberts claims she had sex on several occasions with Dershowitz on Epstein's private planes and other locations in the U.S. and was forced by Epstein to have sex with Prince Andrew. Dershowitz is mad as hell and threatening legal action against his accuser and her legal team.
Dershowitz was part of Epstein's legal team which succeeded in getting him off on an 18-month prison sentence for crimes carrying a much stiffer penalty. A plea agreement allowed Epstein to serve time in a Florida prison for one felony count of solicitation of prostitution with an agreement that he would not be prosecuted in federal court despite testimony from multiple victims and voluminous images federal investigators seized from Epstein's Palm Beach, Florida home during their investigation of sex-trafficking claims against him. Several victims have filed a federal lawsuit against prosecutors who failed to notify them as required by law prior to entering into a plea agreement with the accused sex offender. Roberts' claims aim to show Dershowitz was a part of the sexual activities that were the subject of the investigation.
“I don’t know this woman. I’ve never been with this woman. I’ve never been in the places and times they say I was. I can prove all that,” Dershowitz told the Post. He said the allegations have stirred anti-Semitic attacks against him. He said he received one e-mail claiming "Jews have always been in charge of the sex trade." "The anti-Semites are crawling out from under their rocks, they are loving this, he said. "And the anti-Israel zealots are loving this' as well, he said. "I’m not only defending myself here, but I am defending other values as well. I am defending the values that I have represented and stood for, for so many years." He says he will not rest until the allegations against him are shown to the world to be a total fabrication.
To clear his name, Dershowitz told the Post he will file a defamation action against his accuser and seek disbarment proceedings against her legal team for "filing a false statement in court." "I am [also] seeking to enter an appearance in the case in order to be able to challenge them in court," he added. "I am filing a sworn affidavit which subjects me to perjury prosecution if I am lying and I am waving the statute of limitations on any criminal charges and challenging the woman to file criminal charges against me, because if she does she’s committed a crime by filing the false charge," he said. He encouraged his accuser to "speak out" publicly so he could "refute her point by point" and sue her. "There is an irony to it in that she has said I am trying to silence her. To the contrary I am trying to make her make her speak so she repeats these statements," he said.
Dershowitz gained a lot of local attention in Indianapolis when he joined the legal team defending convicted rapist Mike Tyson back in the early 1990s. Dershowitz argued Tyson's appeal before the Indiana Supreme Court. Prior to the Court hearing the case, Dershowitz says he was approached by a woman at a Yale Law School class reunion , who identified herself as the wife of then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard, and who told him that New York lawyers' arguments don't go over well in Indiana courts. That conversation led Shepard to recuse himself from participating in Tyson's appeal. His recusal led to a 2-2 decision, which resulted in Tyson's rape conviction being affirmed. Dershowitz, who believed Shepard would side with his client in the case, said he believed Shepard wanted to avoid siding with a convicted rapist in a high-profile case because of charges made years earlier against him by former Justice Alfred Pivarnik accusing Shepard of being a drunken, pot-smoking homosexual.