KEY POINTS

  • Alan Dershowitz was one of a handful of names listed in the documents released from the 2015 civil defamation lawsuit against Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell
  • Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre said Dershowitz was one of several socialites she was sent to see during her time with Epstein and Maxwell
  • Dershowitz said he had never met Giuffre and has denied any involvement in Epstein's or Maxwell's alleged activities

Attorney Alan Dershowitz denied claims by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre he was involved in sexual abuse ring allegedly run by Epstein. Dershowitz defended himself vehemently on Twitter, saying Giuffre’s accusations against him were false.

“I demanded release of all documents because they contain emails and manuscripts proving in Guiffre’s own words that she never met me,” Dershowitz said. “I knew they would repeat her false accusations against me, Al and Tipper Gore and others, which her own lawyers admit are ‘wrong’.”

The unsealed documents naming Dershowitz are from the 2015 civil defamation lawsuit by Giuffre against Epstein’s associate and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, who is facing multiple sex crime charges for her alleged involvement in the abuse ring. Giuffre’s testimony during the lawsuit was the centerpiece of the released documents, with Dershowitz one of multiple names mentioned accused of being tied to Maxwell and Epstein’s activities.

“One such powerful individual that Epstein forced then-minor Jane Doe #3 to have sexual relations with was former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a close friend of Epstein’s and well-known criminal defense attorney,” the documents said, with Giuffre identified as Jane Doe #3.

“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.”

Giuffre also accused Dershowitz of trying to help negotiate a plea deal for Epstein in 2008 for sexual abuse charges in Florida with the intent of trying to shield co-conspirators in the abuse ring. Epstein pleaded guilty to procuring for prostitution a girl below age 18 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison and had to register as a sex offender. He served 13 months in prison before serving the remainder at his home.

“Dershowitz helped negotiate an agreement with a provision that provided protection for himself against criminal prosecution in Florida for sexually abusing Jane Doe #3,” the documents said.

However, Dershowitz has maintained the pair never meter and any accusations by Giuffre are false.

“There are no new accusations against me in the documents I got unsealed,” Dershowitz said on Twitter. “All her accusations were made in suits she filed years ago. They were false then and now, as shown by her emails and manuscript that prove I never met her.”

Former President Bill Clinton was also named in Giuffre’s testimony, but has yet to respond. Other names were redacted in the released testimony.