Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor emeritus who was once again tied to Jeffrey Epstein in the release of new files naming high-profile individuals as clients, is claiming the whole connection is a big misunderstanding.
Speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Dershowitz denied ever meeting Ghislaine Maxwell, the madame groomer and romantic partner to Epstein who helped him sexually abuse girls as young as 14 over decades. Challenged by Hannity to explain why he was mentioned repeatedly in the documents and whether he participated in or witnessed the abuse, Dershowitz pointed to conflicting statements by the witness who originally named him.
“First of all, the woman who accused me has now stated categorically that she may have misidentified me, confused me with someone else,” said the 85-year-old. “If all the documents are revealed, it will prove categorically that she did misidentify me, that I’ve never met her, never heard of her, spoke to her.”
“I want everything out, every document, every piece of paper, half-truths or lies, and I wanted them out for personal reasons because I know that they would prove what I’ve said from day one – that I did nothing wrong,” he added.
The latest documents contain an interview with “Jane Doe #3,” a victim of Epstein and Maxwell, who claimed that Dershowitz forced her to perform sex acts on him and witnessed the abuse of others at the hands of his client.
“Epstein required Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with Dershowitz on numerous occasions while she was a minor, not only in Florida but also on private planes, in New York, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” an excerpt of the filings by the plaintiff’s attorneys read.
In previous interviews, Dershowitz has claimed his relationship with Epstein was nothing but innocuous legal representation. The Harvard lawyer helped his client reach a plea agreement in 2008 in response to initial charges that he was abusing underage girls.
Among the names circulating in the hours since the flight logs were released are many previously named, including former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew, both of whom were portrayed as willing participants in the abuse.
Epstein “said one time that Clinton likes them young, referring to girls,” one witness told investigators.