Attorney and cable news pundit Alan Dershowitz denied allegations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior at the home of his client, Jeffrey Epstein, in the early 2000s, after one of Epstein’s victims claimed Dershowitz had sex with her when she was underage.
Dershowitz said he only received one massage at Epstein’s home, and it was from an “old Russian.”
The Miami Heraldinvestigation also looked at Dershowitz’s representation of Epstein, and work to get him a lenient 13-month sentence for his crimes in 2008.
“He has called me a couple of times about legal issues because I’m still technically his lawyer,” Dershowitz told Axios. “But I haven’t had any social, or any other kind of contact… You never stop being a person’s lawyer.”
Virginia Roberts, one of Epstein’s accusers, said in a court affidavit that Dershowitz — among other powerful men — had sex with her at least six times, writing in 2015: “The first time was when I was about 16, early on in my servitude to Epstein and it continued until I was 19.”
Dershowitz told Axios that Roberts’ claims are untrue and explained that he only received a massage at Epstein’s home:
“What happened was I, um, he lent us, this was well before any of this thing came out, he lent us his house once. And I was there, my grandchildren were there, my daughter was there, and we all got massages,” Dershowitz said.
“And, um, it was therapeutic. I had a therapeutic massage with an old Russian, but I never never … and that was part of when we had his house for about a week during I think it was Christmas vacation,” he said. “Believe me, if I had known that anything improper had ever taken place in that house, I never would have allowed my children, my grandchildren, my wife, my daughter-in-law, my son, to have spent time there. I can tell you categorically there were no inappropriate pictures, no inappropriate anythings. It was like any other house.”