Alan Dershowitz — who has been mired in controversy over his taking on Jeffrey Epstein as a client and over his friendly ties to the late sex predator — is about to stir things up again with a new book, “Guilt by Accusation: A Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo.”
The book is slated for a release on Nov. 19 from Skyhorse Publishing and is expected to be the publicity-seeking attorney’s most concerted effort yet to counter claims that he had sex with Virginia Giuffre, who maintains she was recruited as a sex slave to Epstein starting when she was 17 years old.
She said she was recruited by Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell and that they had taken her around the globe and farmed her out for sex with powerful friends including Prince Andrew, Jean-Luc Brunel and Dershowitz.
All three have denied the claims.
Dershowitz and Giuffre are involved in dueling civil defamation suits. Dershowitz has called Giuffre a “serial liar.”
She has countered that: “My abusers have sought to conceal their guilt behind a curtain of lies.”
In the book, according to a spokeswoman from Skyhorse, Dershowitz is claiming to have turned over travel documents that showed he could not have had sex with Giuffre to Julie Brown, the investigative reporter from the Miami Herald whose stories about Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking helped spur the reopening of the case.
Epstein was picked up after returning from a trip to Paris and charged with federal sex trafficking in July. While awaiting trial, he committed suicide in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in August.
Dershowitz’s book also takes on The New Yorker investigative writer Connie Bruck, who wrote extensively about Epstein and Dershowitz in a July story in The New Yorker. He claims the writer also was shown evidence that would have proven he was not in the places that Giuffre claimed him to be when he was alleged to have had sex with her.
A spokeswoman for The New Yorker said, “This piece was thoroughly researched and reported, and we stand by it.”
A spokesman for David Boies, the high-profile lawyer who is representing Giuffre pro bono, had not returned a call by press time, and Brown could not be reached.
Dershowitz, who has defended many controversial figures in his past, saw his slow-selling book “Reversal of Fortune” about Claus von Bülow’s acquittal turned into the award-winning 1990 movie of the same name starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons.
More recently with Skyhorse, he penned the introduction to its edition of the Mueller Report, which sold 250,000 copies.
Dershowitz also penned a pro-President Trump book last year entitled “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” which sold a respectable 75,000 copies.
Skyhorse said it is planning a 50,000-copy first printing for “Guilt by Accusation.”