Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz filed a $ 80 million lawsuit against Netflix on Wednesday over the four-part documentary Filthy richthat debuted on the Streamer last year. AP told the story.
Director Lisa Bryant’s documentaries revolve around stories of survivors of abuse by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who used his wealth, power and connections to carry out his abuse. Epstein committed suicide in his prison cell in 2019.
One of the survivors, Virgina Giuffre, says in the documentaries that she was 17 when she was hired as a masseuse for Epstein and was soon being prepared to have sex with Epstein, Dershowitz, and other powerful men as part of a sex trading ring.
Dershowitz, who once defended Epstein in a Florida case, denies Giuffre’s claims, calling her “a serial liar who deliberately made up stories about me and others in the hopes of making millions of dollars.”
His lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Miami, alleges that Netflix deliberately misled Dershowitz about his appearance in the documentary. Dershowitz also claims Netflix defamed him by falsely claiming on the series that he had sex with one of Epstein’s victims.
“Giuffre’s allegations that she had sex with Professor Dershowitz are categorically false, and Professor Dershowitz has denied and refuted the allegations – even under oath, subject to the penalties of perjury,” the lawsuit said.