FAST FIVE: "It's Going To Be Staggering": Epstein Associates Prepare For Worst As Massive Document Dump Imminent
As the Jeffrey Epstein case continues to unfold, a laundry list of celebrities, business magnates and socialites who have flown anywhere near the registered sex offender's orbit are now tainted with pedo-polonium. Many of them, such as Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, and Victoria's Secret boss Les Wexner have sought to distance themselves from Epstein and his activities – however their attempts have fallen on deaf ears considering their extensive ties to the pedophile. As Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman notes, “The questions about Epstein are metastasizing much faster than they can be answered: Who knew what about Epstein's alleged abuse.
In April, Boies's client Giuffre sued Dershowitz for defamation after Dershowitz called her a liar (a strategy similar to that of seven of Bill Cosby's accusers).
In the days since the FBI arrested Epstein at Teterboro Airport a week and a half ago, Dershowitz has been going on television and dialing up friends and reporters to profess his innocence and label Giuffre and Boies liars.
I'm not afraid of anything because I did nothing wrong,” Dershowitz told me on the afternoon of July 15. He called me a minute after I had emailed him for comment.
He said he'd been friends with Epstein since 1996, when they were introduced at a party on Martha's Vineyard by Lynn Forester de Rothschild. “She begged me to meet him.