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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:30 PM

Alan Dershowitz countersues accuser in Jeffrey Epstein case, then is sued by David Boies

Source: Washington Post

Alan Dershowitz countersues accuser in Jeffrey Epstein case, then is sued by David Boies

Virginia Giuffre, an Epstein accuser, said Dershowitz sexually assaulted her multiple times. Dershowitz says that’s false and defamatory.

By Tom Jackman and Deanna Paul
11/8/2019, 3:39:43 p.m.

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager under the control of sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, has now sued the woman in federal court in New York, claiming that her allegations are “lies, disparagement, defamation, harassment” that are “beyond the bounds of decency and not tolerated in civilized society.”

Dershowitz repeated his previous claims that Virginia Roberts Giuffre was “pressured to falsely accuse Dershowitz” by her lawyers, namely the law firm headed by renowned attorney David Boies. So Boies fired back Friday with his own defamation suit against Dershowitz, saying, “In an effort to distract attention from his own misconduct, [Dershowitz] has engaged in a campaign to attack and vilify each of the lawyers who have represented his victims, one of which is [Boies],” the head of the Boies Schiller Flexner law firm.

Giuffre, now 36, has said she was abused by Epstein at his Florida mansion from 2000 to 2002, when she was 16 to 19 years old. Beginning in late 2014, Giuffre began publicly accusing Dershowitz, now 81, of sexually assaulting her during the time she was with Epstein, purportedly at Epstein’s direction. By that time, the statute of limitations would have passed for a criminal case. Dershowitz immediately began an aggressive campaign to deny Giuffre’s charges, calling her a “certified, complete, total liar” and making statements such as “I can prove conclusively that she made the whole thing up.”

Giuffre sued Dershowitz for defamation in April. After Dershowitz’s motion to dismiss the case was denied, he filed an answer to Giuffre’s suit late Thursday, and added his own counterclaims for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Giuffre’s lawyer, Charles Cooper, said Friday, “Recycling the same false claims from his increasingly stale playbook, Alan Dershowitz has once again launched an attack on Virginia Giuffre and her lawyers. Let’s call his counterclaim what it is: a failed attempt to make something old and tired look new. ”

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/11/08/alan-dershowitz-countersues-accuser-jeffrey-epstein-case-then-is-sued-by-david-boies/

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Eugene Friday OP
pbmus Friday #1
dem4decades Friday #2
RockRaven Friday #3
Midnight Writer Saturday #4
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:33 PM

1. Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:35 PM

2. If you were in your underwear is your best defense...........

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:04 PM

3. It's a bit like "I'm too dumb to have committed bribery/extortion/espionage/treason/etc"

As odious as any moment spent in the presence of these people is, one might still like to be a fly on the wall when their lawyers or sycophants try to explain "YOU. ARE. NOT. MAKING. THIS. BETTER."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:10 AM

4. From reading this article it looks to me like everything will be sorted out in short order.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 09:33 AM

6. Really?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:39 AM

5. "Boies is Choosing to represent himself in the suit filed in state court in Manhattan."

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I thought if you represent yourself you have a fool for a client.

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