A woman allegedly kept as a sex slave by politically-connected billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein, who went to jail for having sex with underaged girls, is accusing several prominent friends of the financier of having taken part in the debauchery, according to a new court filing.
The woman—referred to in court papers as Jane Doe #3—leveled the allegations Tuesday against Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz and Britain’s Prince Andrew, as well as British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and French model scout Jean Luc Brunel.
Dershowitz flatly denied the claims about him Wednesday in an interview with POLITICO.
“It’s totally, unequivocally and completely false,” the celebrated attorney said.
A spokesman for Prince Andrew denied the allegations Friday, while a lawyer who handled related matters for Maxwell did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment. Representatives of Brunel’s modeling firm also did not reply to e-mail messages.
Dershowitz called the allegations “totally made up and totally fabricated from beginning to end.” He said he was not in the places described in the filing at the relevant times, with one exception: he did visit Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean on one occasion.
“I was there with my family,” the renowned law professor said.
Dershowitz said in a follow-up interview after this post first appeared Wednesday that he’s planning to file bar complaints against Edwards and Cassell for inadequately vetting their client’s story.
“I’m planning to file disbarment charges against the two lawyers who signed this petition without even checking the manifests of airplanes or travel itineraries, et cetera,” he said. “I’m also challenging the young woman and the lawyers to level those charges against me outside of the courtroom, so that I can sue them for defamation…..Finally, I’m challenging the woman to file criminal charges against me because the filing of false criminal charges is a crime.”
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