Legal battles are increasing between lawyer Alan Dershowitz and one-off Harvey Weinstein lawyer David Boies.
A lawsuit was filed in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, where Dershowitz accused Boies of causing him “libel” and “deliberate misery of emotional distress.”
The lawyer ‘s lawsuit comes in response to a claim filed by Boies in November, in which he accused Dershowitz of defamation of news articles that brought him into disrepute, including a story in the Washington Post in which the lawyer blamed his company on “extortion, subornation.” of perjury and other crimes’. the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Attorney Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, gestured to members of the press in the Senate Reception Room during the Senate removal sentence last month. Dershowitz filed a defamation case against lawyer David Boies on Monday
Harvey Weinstein and David Boies can be seen above in 2002 at a party in New York City
O.J. Simpson defender Alan Dershowitz (standing) is seen during the trial of OJ Simpson
Deshowitz claims in his response on Monday that Boies, along with his firm Boies Schiller Flexner and Jeffrey Epstein prosecutor Virginia Giuffre, were involved in extortion of rich and powerful men, including Victoria Secret boss Les Wexner, for private settlements.
Alan Deshowitz had Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender now deceased, represented by demanding an 18-month sentence for the crime being investigated in Florida
Only Boies is mentioned as the claimant in the suit of Dershowitz.
Both lawyers, known for their high-profile cases, have been arguing with each other for years.
Dershowitz is best known from the moment he helped defend disgraceful, former NFL-pro OJ Simpson when he was tried in the 1990s for the murder of his former wife Nicole and her boyfriend Ron Goldman.
More recently, he argued against the removal of President Donald Trump during his trial against the deposition of the Senate.
Boies unsuccessfully represented former vice president Al Gore during the recount of the 2000 presidential election, which he lost to president George W. Bush.
He is also remembered for his early representation of the now shamed film magnate Harvey Weinstein, who renegotiated his employment contract. He has recently done legal work for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, the former chief executive of the now imploded start of blood tests.
Deshowitz claims in his counterclaim that attorney David Boies, along with his firm Boies Schiller Flexner and Jeffrey Epstein prosecutor Virginia Giuffre (photo), are involved in extortion of rich and powerful men, including Victoria Secret boss Les Wexner, for private settlements
The suit calls Victoria Secret CEO Les Wexner, whose finances were once managed by convicted child abuser Jeffrey Epstein. Wexner and Stella Maxwell pose during the 2016 Fragrance Foundation Awards presented by Hearst Magazines in NYC
Dershowitz’s counterclaim on Monday is partly due to accusations that Giuffre had made against him and alleged that he had sexually abused her as a teenager while claiming that she had been recruited by the now deceased Epstein in a sex trade ring.
Dershowitz represented the now deceased Epstein, a convicted sex offender, by demanding him an 18-month sentence for the crime that took place in Florida.
81-year-old Dershowitz denied the charges and claimed that Giuffre was a “certified, complete, total liar,” and that he could “prove” convincingly that the charges she made against him were false, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Alan Dershowitz represented the now deceased financier Victor Epstein, a convicted sex offender, when negotiating with him about an 18-month prison sentence for the Florida crime
Giuffre sued Mr. Dershowitz in federal court in April for defamation of his claims that she was lying, the Journal reports.
Dershowitz in his counterclaim on Monday, made by New York-based Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, claimed that Boies’ company threatened to make the allegations that Wexner had sexually assaulted Guiffre if the Victoria Secret CEO had not paid a private arrangement.
Epstein had managed Wexner’s financial assets before the two broke up in 2008, when the financier became a convicted sex offender. Epstein was to commit suicide in a cell in Manhattan last year when he was confronted with a federal indictment for sex trafficking with children.
In addition to Guiffre, several women have argued that they have been attacked by Epstein, whose estate now fends off several legal claims from victims.
Wexner, who is also head of Bath & Body Works, as well as other stores as chief executive of parent company L Brands, is reportedly in talks to resign from the top position.
He is considering strategic options for Victoria’s Secret, such as a full or partial sale of the lingerie industry, the Journal reported late last month, citing people familiar with the case.
Wexner, who for years was the only publicly known client of the Epstein hedge fund, last year accused the money manager of abusing “large sums” of his fortune while managing his personal finances, and said he had ties with Epstein ten years earlier had broken.
A L Brands spokesperson was not immediately available when DailyMail.com contacted.
A Boies company spokesperson also did not respond immediately when DailyMail.com contacted.
Dershowitz, in a statement released by his lawyer after Monday’s submission, says: “Through this lawsuit, I intend to expose the legally and ethically questionable behavioral pattern that Boies has used during his career, of which the false accusations against me are only a nasty example ‘.
The counterclaim filed by lawyer Alan Dershowitz against David Boies on Monday. Both are well-known American lawyers who have been fighting for years