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Alan Dershowitz: I Want to Be Investigated by the FBI


Alan Dershowitz (Photo by Evan Wiener)

By Allan Lengel

While most people would not prefer this, Attorney Alan Dershowitz says he wants to be investigated by the FBI.

In a column in the Wall Street Journal, [2] he professes his innocence in wake of allegations that he sexually assaulted two females, including one who claims she was underage at the time.  He writes that he never met either one:

If you are accused of a crime, you are entitled to the presumption of innocence. But in the age of #MeToo, people accused of sexual misconduct are subjected, at least in the court of public opinion, to a presumption of guilt. Worse, a claim of innocence—even a provable one—is itself treated as an offense, an assault on the accuser and on “survivors” in general.

All three of us have filed sworn affidavits in federal court. These affidavits are in irreconcilable conflict: I have sworn that I never met either of them; they have both sworn that I engaged in sexual acts with them. Either I have committed perjury or they have…

There are some in the #MeToo movement for whom there is no such thing as innocence. Despite having proved I never even met my accuser, my appearances on college campuses have been greeted with protests accusing me of being part of a ‘rape culture.’ . . . Someone has committed a serious felony, a crime against America’s justice system.