The Miami-based law firm representing late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s newest prosecutor had previously defended attorney Alan Dershowitz in his legal battle against victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre, according to a new report.
In a new lawsuit filed last week under the pseudonym Jane Doe, a Turkish-born woman accused Epstein of repeatedly raping her with the help of his alleged Mrs. Ghislaine Maxwell, in front of her eight-year-old son.
The woman, the suit says, was 26 years old and was working as a real estate agent in Florida when the attacks began in January 2008.
The law firm representing Jeffrey Epstein’s newest prosecutor, identified only as Jane Doe last week, has also represented Alan Dershowitz (right) in its legal battle against Epstein victim Virginia Roberts Giuffre (left)
The abuse lasted for at least five months, culminating in Epstein forcing the woman to undergo vaginal surgery to make her appear as a virgin, according to court documents.
She claimed the operation had been performed “in the home of a wealthy person by a man with a Russian accent” and left her mutilated and permanently damaged.
Attorney Kendall Coffey, a partner of the Miami-based firm of Coffey Burlington who represents Jane Doe, has been described as Dershowitz’s “ good friend. ”
Doe also alleged that Epstein once threatened to feed her to alligators on a Florida waterway if she ever reported his crimes.
The allegations are the latest in a series of troubling allegations made by several women who claimed to have been victims of Epstein’s underage sex trafficking ring, including ‘sex slave’ Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
According to the Everyday beast, Doe is represented by the same law firm that represented lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who accused Giuffre of participating in the abuse and having sex with her when she was a minor.
Giuffre, now 36, later sued him for defamation after repeatedly calling her a liar.
Dershowitz, who was also part of President Donald Trump’s defense team, has vehemently denied the allegations.
In a new lawsuit filed last week under the pseudonym Jane Doe, a Turkish-born woman accused Epstein of repeatedly raping her with the help of his alleged Mrs. Ghislaine Maxwell, in front of her eight-year-old son in early 2008
Epstein bought the Palm Beach mansion (pictured) in 1990, where he assaulted dozens of girls
He retained attorney Kendall Coffey, a partner of the Miami-based firm of Coffey Burlington who represents Doe, to represent him in the case.
The outlet reports that Coffey, a former U.S. attorney, appears to have close ties to Dershowitz alongside his attorney, as he was referred to as a “ close friend ” of the attorney in an LA Times article last year.
But the law firm has denied any conflict of interest in Doe’s case, despite their connections to Dershowitz.
“It would be completely inappropriate and unfair to both our current client and Professor Dershowitz to suggest that there is a connection between the two of them,” attorney Andrew Marks, representing Doe, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday.
The Harvard attorney and TV attorney told DailyMail.com exclusively that he welcomes the opportunity to prove that the claims made by Roberts, now going by Virginia Giuffre, were false.
Co-founder and partner Robert Burlington also argued that the two cases were independent, saying, “We represented a victim (Dershowitz) of defamation by a prosecution and we now represent a victim of a sexual battery against Epstein and Maxwell.”
Dershowitz himself even vouched for his legal team, telling the outlet that Coffey is “a very ethical attorney.”
A hearing for Doe’s case is scheduled for Thursday in Fort Lauderdale.
The lawsuit comes because additional charges were filed against Maxwell last Monday for trafficking a 14-year-old girl for sex.
Epstein died by suicide in August 2019, aged 66, while awaiting trial in prison. His estate is facing numerous civil lawsuits.
Maxwell, 59, his former girlfriend and alleged accomplice, was arrested in New Hampshire in July and is currently in prison in Brooklyn, awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.