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Dershowitz Named 'Close Friend' Of Epstein's In Unsealed Court Documents

According To the filings, the lawyer allegedly engaged in sexual activity with minors

Dershowitz Named 'Close Friend' Of Epstein's In Unsealed Court Documents

Lawyer and professor Alan Dershowitz was reportedly privy to Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking and allegedly engaged in sexual activity with multiple minors.

Dershowitz was described as a "close friend of Epstein's" in one of the court documents released Wednesday evening.

According to the document, Epstein "required" a minor, referred to as "Jane Doe #3," to engage in sexual activity with the lawyer on "numerous occasions" in Florida and private planes in New York, New Mexico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"In addition to being a participant in the abuse of Jane Doe #3 and other minors, Dershowitz was an eye-witness to the sexual abuse of many other minors by Epstein and several of Epstein's co-conspirators," reads the court document.

Dershowitz also reportedly played a "significant" role in negotiating a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) on Epstein's behalf along with assisting Epstein in negotiating an agreement that provided immunity to Epstein and "any potential co-conspirators," which included Dershowitz himself.

"Dershowitz (along with other members of Epstein’s defense team) and the Government tried to keep the immunity provision secret from all of Epstein’s victims and the general public, even though such secrecy violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act," reads the document.

Dershowitz reportedly filed a motion to intervene to contest allegations made by Jane Doe #3, according to another unsealed document. Jane Doe subsequently filed a response to the lawyer's intervention motion and claimed the allegations against Dershowitz were "relevant to at least eight separate issues."

Juan Alessi, one of Epstein's household employees, claimed Dershowitz came "pretty often" to Epstein's Florida mansion where he received massages. Alfredo Rodriguez, another employee of Epstein, corroborated Alessi's allegation and said the lawyer was "present alone" at Epstein's home "in the presence of young girls." In a 2015 CNN appearance, Dershowitz claimed Jane Doe #3 and others were "lying through her teeth."

According to a 2006 police report from the Palm Beach Police Department, Dershowitz advised he was investigating allegations that a private investigator for Epstein's attorneys "attempted to impersonate or state that they were police officers from Palm Beach."

Prior to the court documents' Wednesday unsealing, Dershowitz asserted his innocence in alleged implication with Epstein's trafficking and said he had "done nothing wrong."

“The reason I wanted everything put out and I don’t think the judge put everything out; I think she was selective in what she put out, and that’s unfair. I want everything out, every document, every piece of paper, half-truths or lies,” Dershowitz said.

“But there are some people who may be ashamed of the fact that they hung out with Epstein, but remember a lot of people hung out with Epstein before he was convicted — presidents of Harvard, deans, Nobel-quality scientists. He was very well thought of in the beginning,” Dershowitz continued, asserting those connected to Epstein were unaware of his trafficking.

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