Controversial lawyer Alan Dershowitz was blasted online on Monday after he doubled down on his belief that statutory rape is not necessarily rape.
Dershowitz, who is friends with billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been sued by one of the alleged victims in the sex trafficking case.
Despite his predicament, Dershowitz continued to criticize statutory rape laws, which say there is an age below which a teenager lacks the judgment to consent to sexual intercourse.
The internet blasted Dershowitz for his argument, here is some of what people were saying.
Can you pepperspray a tweet? https://t.co/eCEfNWRKkP— Saeed Jones (@Saeed Jones)1564441195.0
Imagine being Epstein's lawyer and saying this. https://t.co/eONcfShF28— Aidan Smith (@Aidan Smith)1564440796.0
Surely there is a more effective way to persuade us that he did not have sex with underage girls than publicly defe… https://t.co/zXfYOi9AJP— Jacob Buchdahl (@Jacob Buchdahl)1564440530.0
"the age of consent should be lowered. It certainly should not be as high as 17 or 16. Reasonable people can disagr… https://t.co/oveDo8Xtu3— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1564440556.0
Dersh's desperately twisted "man rapes under-age girl making her pregnant but her right to get an abortion means he… https://t.co/Jz2drw6dUE— Jo Lown 🎨🌴🌊🇺🇸 (@Jo Lown 🎨🌴🌊🇺🇸)1564442025.0
Dersh is on Twitter advocating for child rape, so it must be a typical Monday for the Republican party. https://t.co/EhKMBjNbMZ— Ḥanukah Matata (@Ḥanukah Matata)1564441826.0
Never go full Dersh. https://t.co/UmyeFISV34— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1564442632.0
Accused child rapist Alan Dershowitz tries to argue that we should lower the age of consent, so it would no longer… https://t.co/HwKZICevqZ— Anastasia Fennec (@Anastasia Fennec)1564439440.0
He is literally trying to convince people that he is not a pedophile & that 16 yr olds who are sex trafficked are a… https://t.co/stajfUU5m7— GirlPowerDon'tQuit (@GirlPowerDon'tQuit)1564439075.0
2019: Digging yourself a deeper hole as performance art https://t.co/QQJqX3DgWl— Heather Havrilesky (@Heather Havrilesky)1564442114.0
holy s*** dude just how bad is the tape https://t.co/qxUybmZQH6— Zeddy (@Zeddy)1564442317.0
"Look what is the point of letting teens have abortions if I'm not the one who gets to have sex with those teens. O… https://t.co/WI5yCH8r0s— av clark (@av clark)1564440668.0
dude read the room https://t.co/DOECj1X8qU— my pal andy (@my pal andy)1564439834.0
Me, reading this: 😂😬😂😬😂😬😂😬😂😬😂😬 but I think in the end I came down more on the side of 😬 https://t.co/cVLUY7A2EJ— Brooke Binkowski (@Brooke Binkowski)1564442297.0
Hey @AlanDersh - it's not about the child's constitutional rights it's about the illegality of child sexual abuse.… https://t.co/iZwUYPGcST— Shanlon Wu (@Shanlon Wu)1564442461.0
alan knows he's about to get got, and you do love to see it https://t.co/Vqkmsumra3— Sylvester Equation (@Sylvester Equation)1564442024.0
"I also enjoy sex with 16 year old girls" https://t.co/JhlqxjkGJa— Erik Loomis (@Erik Loomis)1564438897.0
this is a pretty round about way of telling the world that you—a grown ass man—want to have sex with 16 year olds.… https://t.co/vgsssR5uje— 🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿 (@🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿)1564441664.0
Is one of the conditions of Dersh's blackmail that he must keep tweeting https://t.co/hf8UphHslg— Tom Joad The Wet Sprocket (@Tom Joad The Wet Sprocket)1564441013.0
Dude. We get it. You like fucking children. https://t.co/FVqymVkwb2— Thoughts on the Dead (@Thoughts on the Dead)1564440881.0
What connects Epstein and Dershowitz, other than raping underage girls and Trump? Harvard. https://t.co/O8Vcy1YQT0 https://t.co/pYHtkpRV0u— George Griffith (@George Griffith)1564439506.0