Wednesday 9 November 2022

Dershowitz Accuser Admits She ‘May Have Made A Mistake’

 One of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims has now said that she “may have made a mistake” in her accusation against lawyer Alan Dershowitz. 

Virginia Giuffre has contended since 2014 that Alan Dershowitz had sex with her when she was a minor. Giuffre also accused Epstein of abuse, which has been verified. When Giuffre accused Dershowitz, he strongly pushed back and said it hadn’t happened. The two have now come to a deal and all lawsuits involved are ended.

“I have long believed that I was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to Alan Dershowitz,” Giuffre said in a joint statement. “However, I was very young at the time, it was a very stressful and traumatic environment, and Mr. Dershowitz has from the beginning consistently denied these allegations. I now recognize I may have made a mistake in identifying Mr. Dershowitz. This litigation has been very stressful and burdensome for me and my family, and we believe it is time to bring it to an end and move on with our lives.” 

In the statement, Dershowitz said, “As I have said from the beginning, I never had sex with Ms. Giuffre.”

“I have nevertheless come to believe that at the time she accused me she believed what she said. Ms. Giuffre is to be commended for her courage in now stating publicly that she may have been mistaken about me,” he added. “She has suffered much at the hands of Jeffrey Epstein, and I commend her work combatting the evil of sex trafficking. I also now believe that my allegations that David Boies engaged in an extortion plot and in suborning perjury were mistaken.”

On the Megyn Kelly show, Dershowitz announced the end of the lawsuits, adding that no payments have been issued.

“The matter is over,” he said. “She has now acknowledged that she may have made a mistake in recognizing me or in identifying me, so I’m very gratified, of course.”

Dershowitz was friends with Epstein in the past and defended him after his first arrest and charge of sex trafficking. In 2008, he reportedly assisted in getting Epstein an easy plea deal. 

Giuffre has been part of several legal actions involving Jeffrey Epstein. She sued Prince Andrew and accused him of raping her when she was in her teens. In February, the lawsuit resulted in a settlement. Prince Andrew said in a statement at the time that he “regrets his association with Epstein and commends the bravery of Ms. Giuffre and other survivors in standing up for themselves and others.”

Giuffre was also involved in legal action against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s associate and girlfriend, who was recently given a twenty-year prison sentence.

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