Attorney Alan Dershowitz demanded Tuesday that all the names associated with his former client Jeffrey Epstein be released, arguing that he has “done nothing wrong.”
“The reason I wanted everything put out and I don’t think the judge put everything out, I think she was selective in what she put out and that’s unfair. I want everything out, every document, every piece of paper, half-truths or lies,” Dershowitz said on NewsNation’s “On Balance with Leland Vittert.”
“And I wanted them out for personal reasons because I know that they would prove what I’ve said from day one that I did nothing wrong,” he added.
A federal judge in New York last month ordered the identities of more than 150 people mentioned in court documents related to the crimes of Epstein to be released. Speculation has since swirled over who could be included on the list as associates of Epstein, who died by suicide in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges in jail.
Dershowitz, an attorney and longtime friend of Epstein, maintained that he has “nothing to hide” in connection to the anticipated release of the names. He noted that Virginia Giuffre, a victim of Epstein and his associate Ghislaine Maxwell, said last year that she may have been mistaken in her allegations that Epstein trafficked her to Dershowitz.
“And the woman who accused me later admitted that she may have misidentified me, confused me with someone else, so I wanted everything out right from the beginning because I have nothing to hide,” he said.
“But there are some people who may be ashamed of the fact that they hung out with Epstein but remember a lot of people hung out with Epstein before he was convicted — presidents of Harvard, Deans, Nobel quality scientists. He was very well thought of in the beginning,” he continued. “None of us knew.”
Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School, represented former President Trump during his first impeachment trial in 2020.
NewsNation is owned by Nexstar, which also owns The Hill.
Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.