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Esteemed Harvard law professor says he is ‘glad this chapter is over’ after lawyers withdraw their allegations he had sex with an underage teen, saying it was a ‘mistake’

Alan Dershowitz had claims that he had sex with an underage girl withdrawn on Friday

Lawyers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre said the removal of the claim was due to a tactical mistake and the Giuffre stands by her claim

Alan Dershowitz had claims that he had sex with an underage girl withdrawn on Friday

Lawyers for Virginia Roberts Giuffre said the removal of the claim was due to a tactical mistake and the Giuffre stands by her claim

Dershowitz and two victims’ rights attorneys also withdrew claims that they defamed each other during a court battle about Giuffre

The defamation suit came from a claim Giuffre made saying she was forced to have sex with Dershowitz, the UK’s Prince Andrew, and others

Dershowitz has provided travel and other records to prove he could not have raped the Giuffre, the three lawyers said in a statement

A renown Harvard law professor accused of having sex with a then-underage teen has had the allegations against him withdrawn.
Alan Dershowitz – best know for working on the OJ Simpson murder case – said he feels vindicated now that lawyers for the woman have leveled their claims.
However, the woman’s lawyers say she stands by her claims and that their removal of the allegation is merely due to a ‘tactical mistake’, according to Politico.
‘I’m glad this chapter is over and I can go on and try to do other good things in my life,’ Dershowitz told Politico.
Alan Dershowitz (pictured) had claims that he had sex with an underage girl withdrawn after he settled another lawsuit with two victims’ rights attorneys, the three lawyers said on Friday

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Alan Dershowitz (pictured) had claims that he had sex with an underage girl withdrawn after he settled another lawsuit with two victims’ rights attorneys, the three lawyers said on Friday

The woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, was originally not named in the case but later appeared in press statements and was later named in a joint statement by the lawyer on Friday.
Dershowitz and two victims’ rights attorneys withdrew claims from a Florida court on Friday that they defamed each other during a legal fight about a woman who said she was trafficked for sex as an underage girl.
‘The parties believe it is time to take advantage of the new information that has come to light on both sides during the litigation and put these matters behind them,’ in Friday’s joint statement.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre (pictured) claimed she was forced to have sex with Dershowitz, the UK’s Prince Andrew, and other men when she was underage

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The defamation lawsuits stemmed from claims that Giuffre made in another court in December 2014 that she was forced as a girl to have sex with Dershowitz, the UK’s Prince Andrew, and other men.
Dershowitz and Prince Andrew denied the allegations, and the allegations were later stricken from court records.
‘Dershowitz completely denies any such misconduct, while not disputing Roberts’s statements that the underlying alleged misconduct may have occurred with someone else,’ the three lawyers said in the statement.
Giuffre was not a party to the defamation lawsuits or the settlement.
A spokesman for the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, separate lawyers for her, said in a statement on Friday that she stands by her accusations.
Two of Giuffre’s attorneys, Brad Edwards and Paul Cassell, had sued Dershowitz for defamation in a Broward County, Florida, state court after Dershowitz accused them of acting unethically.
As part of a settlement on Friday, Dershowitz withdrew his accusation that they acted unethically, and Edwards and Cassell said it was a mistake to have filed the accusations against Dershowitz.
They added in a separate court filing on Friday that their mistake was tactical and that Giuffre stood by the accusations.

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Virginia Roberts Giuffre

Dreshowitz could not have had sex with Giuffre when she claims he did after he provided documents and travel records, the statement released by the lawyers said
Dreshowitz could not have had sex with Giuffre when she claims he did after he provided documents and travel records, the statement released by the lawyers said
‘Dershowitz has produced travel and other records for the relevant times which he relies on to establish that he could not have been present when the alleged misconduct occurred.
‘He has also produced other evidence that he relies upon to refute the credibility of the allegations against him,’ they said.
Former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Louis Freeh, whom Dershowitz hired to investigate Giuffre’s accusations, said he found no evidence to support them and had found evidence directly contradicting them.
‘In my opinion, the totality of the evidence found during the investigation refutes the allegations made against Professor Dershowitz,’ Freeh said in a statement.

Timeline …

Alan Dershowitz, From the Death Penalty to Roman Polanski

Over a five-decade career, Mr. Dershowitz has actually represented some of America’s most prominent criminal defendants, including O.J. Simpson, Leona Helmsley, Mike Tyson and Claus von Bulow.

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Last December, as portion of a court filing in a continuing case, a woman that had accused Mr. Epstein of sexually exploiting her while she was a minor charged that Mr. Dershowitz likewise had sex along with her as quickly as she was underage. Mr. Dershowitz called the claim an “outrageous lie” and over the last year has actually faced fallout from the accusation.

“This is pretty serious,” Mr. Dershowitz said last month at his apartment in Manhattan. “It involves my life, my legacy, my career, my history, my reputation.”

As he has actually defended that legacy, there has actually been a lawsuit, a counterclaim and even an accusation of an extortion plot versus the billionaire Leslie H. Wexner, the chairman of L Brands, the retail empire that includes Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel. It likewise has actually pitted Mr. Dershowitz versus one more of the nation’s most famous lawyers, David Boies, that represents his accuser.

The two lawyers are in an increasingly virulent war. In October, Mr. Dershowitz testified in a deposition that Mr. Boies had privately assured Mr. Dershowitz that he did not believe the claims of his client, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. “He said that he would certainly not have actually taken this case if they had known she was going to accuse me,” Mr. Dershowitz said recently.

Mr. Boies responded that he never made such a statement. “The only explanation I have actually is that he is so emotional concerning this that he starts saying points free of being careful,” Mr. Boies said in an interview. “He has actually been somebody whose approach in litigation is to attack the others side.”

In recent weeks, efforts to resolve the thicket of legal actions have actually begun, however Mr. Dershowitz insists that any settlement ought to clear your man of sexual wrongdoing. The woman accusing Mr. Dershowitz has actually not filed a complaint along with the authorities or a lawsuit versus him. Instead, her allegation very first emerged in a lawsuit that challenged Mr. Epstein’s plea agreement.

Mr. Dershowitz long taught his students that everyone, even those charged along with the most heinous crimes, deserves a defense. however he now says he hesitated as quickly as Mr. Epstein called your man in 2006 to ask for assistance because he was being investigated in connection along with sex crimes.

“I said, ‘Look, you know Jeffrey, we’re acquaintances, maybe that’s not such a excellent idea,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “He said, ‘No, no, no, I really need you to do this.’”

The case, Mr. Dershowitz realized, “was right in my wheelhouse.”

In December 2005, a few months prior to he got that phone call, Mr. Dershowitz, his wife, youngsters and grandchildren were vacationing at Mr. Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion.

The friendship between the men started in the mid-1990s on Martha’s Vineyard. Not long after they met, Mr. Epstein invited Mr. Dershowitz to a birthday party for Mr. Wexner. Rather than accepting presents, the retail magnate had a tradition of asking friends to bring the most interesting person they had met over the last year.

“He said, ‘I’d like to bring you,’” Mr. Dershowitz said.

By any measure, Mr. Dershowitz had led an interesting life. At 28, after clerking for a Supreme Court justice, Mr. Dershowitz became the youngest professor ever hired by Harvard Law School. It was outside the classroom, however, where his fame grew. He handled celebrated cases, appeared as television commentator and wrote numerous books, fiction and nonfiction. His account of the von Bulow case, “Reversal of Fortune,” was made in to a film in 1990 in which the actor Ron Silver donned a bushy mustache and aviator glasses to play Mr. Dershowitz.

Along along with enjoying celebrity, Mr. Dershowitz has actually likewise relished excoriating those he considers foes. He has actually taken on journalists, chided universities for coddling students and has actually been relentless in his defense of Israel, for example, accusing the writer Alice Walker of bigotry for refusing to enable an Israeli publisher to translate her novel “The Color Purple.”

Soon after meeting Mr. Epstein, Mr. Dershowitz became drawn in to his rarefied world. Mr. Epstein was an enigmatic figure living in an Upper East adverse mansion once owned by Mr. Wexner, that had reportedly been his mentor. A college dropout that once worked for Bear Stearns, Mr. Epstein said he handled investments for billionaires, though others compared to Mr. Wexner, he declined to identify them.

Along along with prominent businessmen, Mr. Epstein’s friends included scientists, socialites and celebrities. He donated $30 million to finance scientific research at Harvard. President Bill Clinton and the actor Kevin Spacey flew aboard his private jet to Africa to discuss AIDS policy.

Mr. Dershowitz likewise traveled on Mr. Epstein’s plane and was invited to join his chats along with Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister. The men grew so close that Mr. Dershowitz solicited Mr. Epstein’s feedback as he was writing books.

In the interview in his Manhattan apartment, Mr. Dershowitz said Mr. Epstein was often surrounded by young women, however none struck your man as underage. “I never got involved in his social life,” he said.

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Who is Virginia Roberts?
Excerpts of how the public came to know the story ….

Miss Roberts says she had no idea of the risks she was running when she leapt at an invitation from Ghislaine to work for Epstein. ‘I was wearing my sexy white Mar-A- Lago uniform – a white miniskirt and a skintight white polo top – and studying an anatomy book when I was approached by this striking woman in her mid-40s with a very proper British accent – Ghislaine,’ Miss Roberts told The Mail on Sunday. ‘She noticed what I was reading and I told her I wanted to become a masseuse and she said she worked for a very wealthy gentleman called Jeffrey Epstein who was looking for a travelling masseuse and I’d get training and be paid large amounts of money.’ Miss Roberts was told she could start work immediately and was driven to Epstein’s sugar-pink mansion on the Palm Beach waterfront. The stairway was decorated with photos of naked young girls and Miss Roberts eventually would learn that she, too, was being photographed by hidden cameras.

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