Dershowitz sex allegations dropped, lawyers settle defamation suit

Allegations that attorney and Harvard Law School emeritus professor Alan Dershowitz had sex with a minor have been dropped and a settlement has been reached, according to The Boston Globe.

Dershowitz and two plaintiffs’ lawyers have agreed to settle a pair of defamation suits the two sides filed against one another. The two lawyers, Paul G. Cassell and Bradley J. Edwards, filed a motion in December 2014 alleging that Dershowitz was among a group of powerful, wealthy men their client was forced to have sex with when she was a minor, according to the Globe.

In response to Cassell and Edwards’ allegations, Dershowitz provided the court with travel documents that contradicted the woman’s account of the sexual misconduct. Dershowitz filed a defamation suit against Cassell and Edwards, saying they didn’t do due diligence before accusing him.

“It’s as if I’ve been waterboarded for 15 months,” Dershowitz told the Globe. “This has taken a terrible toll on my family, on my friends. . . . I never met this woman, I didn’t know her.”

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