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Guilt by accusation : the challenge of proving innocence in the age of #MeToo
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9781510757530
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160 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Introduction -- How I met Jeffrey Epstein -- "You've been accused" -- David Boies and his firm create a conflict of interest -- The chronology of a frame-up: the newly unsealed emails and manuscript -- Suitable for framing: Why me? -- Being exculpated -- The #MeToo movement: virtues, vices and suggested improvements -- A pattern of perjury suborned -- A mystery following Epstein's suicide: why did David Boies drop the ball against Leslie Wexner? -- The weaponization of the media to defame and sue -- I demand to be investigated -- Being sued for telling the truth: a grave danger to the First Amendment -- Conclusion: It could happen to you!
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In Guilt by accusation, Dershowitz provides an in-depth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs. --
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A Wall Street Journal Besteller! Alan Dershowitz, one of America's most respected legal scholars and a New York Times bestselling author proves--with incontrovertible evidence--that he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should be handled in a just society.

"Maybe the question isn't what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it's what happened to everyone else."-- Politico

Alan Dershowitz has been called "one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America" by Politico and "the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights" by Newsweek . Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed "shoe‑on‑the‑other‑foot test," to those accused of sexual misconduct.

In Guilt by Accusation , Dershowitz provides an in‑depth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.

This book is Alan Dershowitz's plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.

The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.


Author Notes

Alan Dershowitz is one of the most celebrated lawyers in America. He was the youngest full professor in Harvard Law School history, where he is now the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus. The author of numerous bestselling books, from Chutzpah to The Case Against Impeaching Trump to The Best Defense to Reversal of Fortune (which was made into an Academy Award-winning film) to Defending Israel , Dershowitz has advised presidents and prime ministers and has represented many prominent men and women, half of them pro bono.


Table of Contents

A Note to Readersp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 How I Met Jeffrey Epsteinp. 13
Chapter 2 "You've Been Accused"p. 19
Chapter 3 David Boies and His Firm Create a Conflict of Interestp. 27
Chapter 4 The Chronology of a Frame-up; The Newly Unsealed Emails and Manuscriptp. 37
Chapter 5 Suitable for Framing; Why Me?p. 47
Chapter 6 Being Exculpatedp. 53
Chapter 7 The #MeToo Movement: Virtues, Vices and Suggested Improvementsp. 61
Chapter 8 A Pattern of Perjury Subornedp. 67
Chapter 9 A Mystery Following Epstein's Suicide: Why Did David Boies Drop the Ball against Leslie Wexner?p. 71
Chapter 10 The Weaponization of the Media to Defame and Suep. 81
Chapter 11 I Demand to Be Investigatedp. 99
Chapter 12 Being Sued for Telling the Truth: A Grave Danger to the First Amendmentp. 105
Conclusion: It Could Happen to You!p. 111
Appendices:
Appendix A Boies's History of Conflicts of Interestp. 116
Appendix B Memo after Boies Meetingp. 119
Appendix C Transcripts of Conversations with Rebecca Boylanp. 120
Appendix D Figueroa Affidavitp. 123
Appendix E Alessi Affidavitp. 125
Appendix F FBI Interview of Giuffre Claims, 7/3/2013p. 130
Appendix G Excerpts from the Memoirs of Virginia Roberts Giuffrep. 142
Appendix H Memo after Conversation with New York Post Reporter, with Contemporaneous Handwritten Changes and Additionsp. 146
Appendix I Public Statements with Settlement, Including by Former FBI Director Louis Freeh and Documents Related to Freeh Investigationp. 147
Appendix J Excerpts from Pottinger Affidavitp. 151
Appendix K Churcher Emails (In Reverse Order)p. 152
Appendix L Travel Document Pagesp. 153
Appendix M Daily Mail Article Excerptsp. 157
Appendix N My Email to Julie Brownp. 158