2019-10-19 18:05:15 UTC
Lawyers representing Alan Dershowitz filed a legal letter Friday indicating
theyre planning a countersuit against Jeffrey Epsteins sex slave Virginia
Giuffre for defamation.
The move comes after a Manhattan federal judge ruled Giuffre can move forward
with her defamation lawsuit against Dershowitz but that shell have to find
new representation. (She was repped by David Boies, but Dershowitz intends to
call lawyers from Boies firm as witnesses in his case.)
A letter from Dershowitzs lawyers at Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins to Judge Loretta
Preska filed Friday requested an adjournment of a discovery conference in the
case until Dec. 2, but also revealed: In the interim, Mr. Dershowitz will file
his answer to the plaintiffs complaint and assert counterclaims for defamation
and other tortious conduct against plaintiff seeking substantial damages.
The letter said the adjournment is requested because his lawyers Arthur Aidala
and Imran Ansari will be traveling during a scheduled Nov. 20 hearing but
would also allow plaintiff to confer with her new counsel about the full scope
of this case, and will allow counsel for both parties to confer more
Aidala commented further, We can now file a counterclaim. We are moving forward
emboldened [Dershowitz] has been fighting these charges since the first time
they were levied against him Our next step is weve been on defense, and now
were going on offense, with all the tools and talents we have before us to
clear Mr. Dershowitzs good name.
Dershowitz told us hell invite the FBI to his trial. The goal is simple: to
have the truth come out. I have nothing to hide, he said.
Hes publishing a book, Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence
in the Age of #MeToo, on Nov. 19.
Giuffre alleged she was lent out to famed attorney Dershowitz for sex by the
late Epstein. She sued in April after Dershowitz publicly denounced her
allegations as untrue.