Always controversial, self-proclaimed “civil libertarian,” Alan Dershowitz is seemingly trying to ease out of his uncomfortable connections to deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, by taking on the “Me Too” Movement.
Dershowitz’s new book, “Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo,” is expected to be the publicity-seeking attorney’s most concerted effort yet to counter claims that he had sex with Virginia Giuffre, who maintains she was recruited as a sex slave for Epstein starting when she was 17 years old.
She said she was recruited by Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell and that they had taken her around the globe and farmed her out for sex with powerful friends including Prince Andrew, Jean-Luc Brunel and Dershowitz. All three men have vehemently denied the claims.
Right now, Dershowitz and Giuffre are involved in dueling civil defamation suits. Dershowitz has called Giuffre a “serial liar.” Her countersuit claims, “My abusers have sought to conceal their guilt behind a curtain of lies.”
A spokesman for the publisher of the book says that in the book, Dershowitz claims that he turned over travel documents to Julie Brown, the investigative reporter from the Miami Herald whose stories about Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking helped spur the reopening of the case, which showed that showed he could not have had sex with Giuffre.
Dershowitz’s book also takes on The New Yorker investigative writer Connie Bruck, who wrote extensively about Epstein and Dershowitz in a July story in the magazine. He claims the writer also was shown evidence that would have proven he was not in the places that Giuffre claimed him to be when he was alleged to have had sex with her.
A spokeswoman for The New Yorker said, “This piece was thoroughly researched and reported, and we stand by it.”
The books is due to be released in Mid-November.