Alan Dershowitz ‘Welcomes Lawsuit’ Over Alleged Epstein Sex Ring

    Alan Dershowitz is being sued for defamation by one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers, the Miami Herald reported.

    In the lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre said that she was sex trafficked and abused by Epstein over a decade ago — and that Dershowitz, his lawyer, falsely accused her of lying about it.

    And it claims that Dershowitz, an emeritus professor at Harvard Law School and frequent cable news talking head, “was also a participant in sex trafficking, including as one of the men to whom Epstein lent out Plaintiff for sex.”

    Dershowitz denied the allegations and told NBC News that he is not worried about the lawsuit.

    “I welcome this lawsuit. I’ve been looking for an opportunity to prove in court that this woman made up whole story,” he said. “I will prove that she committed perjury. I never met her.”

    Epstein has been accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Trump’s secretary of labor allegedly helped him escape a lifetime in prison for the “cult-like” sex ring.

    In the suit, Giuffre said she became a victim of Epstein’s in 2000, when she was 16, and the abuse went on until 2002.

    The suit reads: “When Epstein was arrested for sex trafficking in 2006, Dershowitz defended his friend and client by falsely attacking the veracity of his accusers, including calling the children whom Epstein had abused [and, in the case of Plaintiff, the Defendant himself had also abused], liars and prostitutes.”

    Alyssa Fisher is a writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com

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