Alan Dershowitz Tweets Elaborate Denials Of Allegations Regarding Epstein Connections, Sex Abuse
For much of the past month, Alan Dershowitz’s Twitter account has served almost solely as a vehicle for responding to allegations regarding his connections to Jeffrey Epstein. Since he was implicated by accounts given in the Netflix documentary Filthy Rich, Dershowitz has attacked the character of the accusers, defended the recently arrested Ghislaine Maxwell, and called for his accusers to be imprisoned. Now, he says he hopes that Epstein did, as rumored, record video of the men who victimized young girls in his home, because he claims such video evidence — or lack thereof — will exonerate him.
In a Sunday tweet, Dershowitch suggested that, if there are indeed videos of men abusing young girls in Epstein’s home, this will prove Dershowitz’s innocence, since he won’t appear in them. Twitter users responded with skepticism, pointing out that the attorney could know that the videos were destroyed, and that lack of video evidence isn’t exoneration.
I hope Epstein made videos
There have been suggestions that Epstein made secret videos of all the men who had sex in his houses and planes. I hope he did and they are all revealed, because they will prove I am not among them. I hereby waive any right of privacy in Epstein videos.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 5, 2020
They were. When they arrested Epstein some time back there was evidence to suggest he had destroyed evidence and tapes etc
— Clarisentient THUG ✨ (@Alexa99519224) July 5, 2020
No videos proves innocence?
Funny, I once thought @AlanDersh knew a little bit about the law.
When you are really, really scared, you start grasping at straws…
— Mick Limerick (@Mick_Limerick) July 5, 2020
Notably, Dershowitz previously attacked an accuser, Virginia Roberts Giuffre who says that he had sex with her 6 times while she was a minor, saying that she isn’t a credible witness because she’s a prostitute. When a WPLG Local 10 interviewers asks if it’s appropriate to call a 15-year-old who is being coerced into sex by adults a ‘prostitute,’ Dershowitz stood by the attack, and insisted the teenager made her own decisions. He also admitted being given a massage at Epstein’s mansion, but says he kept his underwear on, and that if underaged girls were giving massages, he wasn’t aware.
In tweets last month, he reiterated his attacks on Giuffre, again calling her a “serial liar,” and saying that she should go to prison for making up false allegations.
in which they vouch for the credibility of a woman who they know is a serial liar. She lied about Al and Tipper Gore. She lied about her age. She lied about me. She should be prosecuted for perjury.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) June 22, 2020
If the woman who accused Justin Bieber made up a false accusation, she should have to pay serious legal consequences. The same is true for the woman who made up the false accusation against me. She should be prosecuted and sent to prison.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) June 22, 2020
He’s also claimed that his wife’s name on Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs for trips to his private island is further proof of his innocence. Twitter users also responded quickly to disavow the notion that his wife’s presence is exoneration.
That’s a lie. My wife & daughter were with me the one time I flew to the island, years before Guiffre met Epstein and years before he was suspected of wrongdoing. Show me a flight log that has me going to island without my wife. You can’t because there isn’t any.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) June 23, 2020
Having your wife with you don't disprove whether or not you participated in anything nefarious while there. All it says is that she took the flight with you. That's it.
— Its Justme (@Itz_JustMe) July 2, 2020
Jeffrey Epstein’s associate, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested this week and charged for her role, in which she stands accused of helping Epstein procure, groom, and abuse a string of underaged victims. Dershowitz responded with an op-ed in Spectator defending Maxwell:
Like every other arrested person, she must be presumed innocent. Many in the public however, will presume her guilty because of the portrayal of her in the Netflix series about Jeffrey Epstein. But no one should believe anything they saw in that series, because it was based largely on the accounts of two women with histories of making dubious accusations.
Maxwell’s arrest could mean the continued pursuit of justice for victims who may have thought their cases had hit a dead end with Jeffrey Epstein’s death in prison last August.