Dershowitz breaks silence on ‘politically motivated’ Epstein indictment: ‘I just didn’t know the person at all’

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Alan Dershowitz finally spoke out about the Jeffrey Epstein case and said he believes that allegations made against him have been politically motivated.

The Harvard law professor emeritus spoke on a radio show Tuesday after failing to appear for a scheduled interview on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Monday night following Epstein’s indictment on sex-trafficking charges.

“The indictment itself is fairly bare bones,” he said on “The Joe Piscopo Show” Tuesday. “From my point of view, the important thing is that it doesn’t mention me.”

Dershowitz served as one of the high-profile lawyers for the billionaire financier who was arrested on Saturday and charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.

Epstein pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday afternoon after federal prosecutors alleged that between 2002 and 2005, the hedge fund manager had “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his homes in Manhattan, New York and Palm Beach, Florida, among other locations.”

Dershowitz has refuted allegations made by Virginia Roberts Giuffre who has claimed that the law scholar had sex with her as part of his participation in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking operation. Giuffre is suing Dershowitz for defamation as he has repeatedly denied the accusations.

“I just didn’t know the person at all,” Dershowitz told Piscopo. “Since the day I met Jeffrey Epstein, I’ve only had sex with one woman. It’s very easy to remember when you’ve only had sex with your wife.”

He also contended that his defense of President Trump on “Constitutional grounds” has prompted the attacks on him.

“At 80 years old, I really have better things to do. And part of this is clearly motivated by the fact that I’ve defended Trump on Constitutional grounds,” he said.

Ahead of Epstein’s arrest on Saturday, Dershowitz had taken to Twitter to react to reports that the court documents in the original case would be unsealed.

Megan McCain, co-host on “The View” suggested that Dershowitz not make any television appearances as the Epstein case remains in the spotlight.

Speaking with her co-hosts about the charges, McCain condemned the “absolutely disgusting” acts that allegedly took place as part of Epstein’s trafficking of young girls.

“I also don’t think that people like Alan Dershowitz should be on TV right now while they’re being accused of being involved,” she said. “A lot of people have a lot to answer for.”

 

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