A judge unsealed more than 2,000 pages of documents about the sex-trafficking allegations surrounding Jeffrey Epstein on the day before his death.
Alan Dershowitz anticipated their release, telling INSIDER the files absolve him of sexual misconduct allegations from Virginia Giuffre, who is also an Epstein accuser.
The unsealed files include a 2011 memoir from Giuffre and email exchanges between her and a journalist. She doesn’t accuse Dershowitz of sexual misconduct in any of them.
Dershowitz says an interview Giuffre did with the FBI also proves his case, but portions of it are still redacted.
Giuffre is currently suing Dershowitz for defamation after he called her a “liar” for making the misconduct allegations.
A representative for Giuffre’s team told INSIDER they’re moving forward with her lawsuit.
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On Friday, a day before Jeffrey Epstein’s death, a judge unsealed more than 2,000 pages of documents from a court case involving Virginia Giuffre and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of acting as Epstein’s “madam” by organizing his alleged sex trafficking ring.
Among the people eagerly awaiting the release of those documents was Alan Dershowitz, the celebrity lawyer who defended OJ Simpson in his murder trial, and who was friends with Epstein for years. Dershowitz was also part of Epstein’s legal team that brokered the lenient plea deal in 2008 that allowed Epstein to spend just 13 months in county jail while working from home most days.
Dershowitz has long held that the documents would prove his innocence of sexual misconduct allegations from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who is also one of Epstein’s accusers. According to Giuffre, Dershowitz repeatedly had sex with her in Epstein’s residences in the 2000s. Dershowitz vigorously denies the accusations. He alleges they’re part of a larger plot cooked up by David Boies, the lawyer representing Giuffre, to take him down.
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As evidence, he says that Giuffre didn’t level claims against him until 2014, when Boies began representing her. Dershowitz said he couldn’t cite the papers in public records because they were under seal. But now that the documents have been released, Dershowitz told INSIDER they’re “completely exculpatory.”
Meanwhile, Giuffre stands by her allegations and is pressing along with a lawsuit accusing him of defamation for calling her a “liar.”
“We are definitely going forward with Virginia’s defamation litigation against him,” a representative for Giuffre told INSIDER. “Dershowitz should be very concerned about the discovery and the subpoena power connected to Virginia’s litigation against him for defamation and what the public is going to learn. Those dots should be connected.”
Giuffre’s memoir mentions Dershowitz — but doesn’t accuse him of sexual misconduct.
Among the documents, Dershowitz points to a draft of a memoir written by Giuffre about her experience, titled “The Billionaire’s Playboy Club.” In the memoir, he appears in just one paragraph. Giuffre describes Dershowitz as a “good friend” of …read more
Source:: Business Insider