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Dershowitz Denies Allegations In Newest Filing

By Andrew M. Duehren, Crimson Staff Writer

Alan M. Dershowitz, Harvard Law School professor emeritus, has made another filing in a Florida federal district court case as the prominent attorney seeks legal standing to disprove allegations of sexual misconduct in court.

Late last year, Dershowitz was accused of having had sexual relations with then-underage “Jane Doe No. 3,” in a civil court case challenging a plea deal for Jeffrey E. Epstein, a billionaire and Harvard donor who went to state prison for soliciting prostitution. Dershowitz served on the legal team that negotiated Epstein’s plea deal, helping him to avoid federal prosecution. In the filing, “Jane Doe No. 3” claimed that Epstein had forced her to have sex with Dershowitz in a variety of locations, including Epstein’s homes in Florida, the U.S Virgins Islands, and on Epstein’s private plane.

The allegations have sparked a back-and-forth legal battle, and Dershowitz has since responded to the claims both publicly and legally.

Dershowitz's most recent legal response to the claims focuses on the chronology of “Jane Doe No. 3’s” accusations. In particular, the filing argues that had Dershowitz’s name come up as a suspect during the initial negotiations for the plea deal, “Professor Dershowitz would have been immediately recused from negotiations, and he would have been investigated.”

—Staff writer Andrew M. Duehren can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @aduehren.

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