Alan Dershowitz on Friday posted a defensive tweet hours after he was named in newly unsealed documents pertaining to the late alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, triggering an avalanche of mockery.
According to the documents, victim Virginia Giuffre alleged that Epstein required her to “have sexual relations with Dershowitz on numerous occasions while she was a minor,” while also alleging Dershowitz “was an eye-witness to the sexual abuse of many other minors by Epstein and several of Epstein’s co-conspirators.”
Giuffre also claimed that Dershowitz worked on a plea deal for Epstein to avoid getting implicated himself as a co-conspirator in the late billionaire’s crimes.
Reacting to this, the Trump-defending attorney claimed that he actually wanted these documents to come out because they helped prove his innocence.
“I demanded release of all documents because they contain emails and manuscripts proving in Guiffre’s own words that she never met me,” Dershowitz wrote. “I knew they would repeat her false accusations against me, Al and Tipper Gore and others, which her own lawyers admit are ‘wrong.’”
Twitter users were not buying his spin, however, and mocked him as “Captain Underpants” in his replies, a reference to his past claims that he kept his underwear on when he received a massage from a young woman at one of Epstein’s properties.
Check out Dershowitz and some of the reactions below.
I demanded release of all documents because they contain emails and manuscripts proving in Guiffre’s own words that she never met me. I knew they would repeat her false accusations against me, Al and Tipper Gore and others, which her own lawyers admit are “wrong”.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 31, 2020
You are so guilty haha
— George (@Sergio_Georgini) July 31, 2020
Nah dude this is great, keep going with it. Let the keyboard sing
— LIFELONG PELICANS FAN MAN 69☭ (@Riffs_Man) July 31, 2020
Mm hmmm, Alan. pic.twitter.com/XXcjw1pkTS
— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) July 31, 2020
Alan, you are done.
And to think I once looked up to you.
— Artie Vandelay (@ArtieVandelay1) July 31, 2020
right on dude!
— the irishman* (@mrgracemugabe) July 31, 2020
Just trying to divert attention by throwing Al Gore's name out there I see…😂
— KellyannN (@KellyAnn0122) July 31, 2020
I’m not sure Twitter is the right place counselor
— matthew grallert (@GrallertM) July 31, 2020
that’s right dersh, tweet through it…
— Sean (@theseanmcgee) July 31, 2020
Room getting smaller Alan? pic.twitter.com/cuy4wY1S8U
— illmanik ✪ (@illmanik) July 31, 2020