Attorney Alan Dershowitz was scolded on live television by a Fox Business host after slurring his rape accuser.
The Harvard law professor appeared Monday morning on Stuart Varney’s program to discuss the latest developments in his ongoing legal dispute with Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims pedophile Jeffrey Epstein provided her to Dershowitz for sex when she was a teenager, reported The Daily Beast.
Dershowitz, who had been one of Epstein’s attorneys, has sued Giuffre and her attorney David Boies for defamation, after the woman sued the law professor, and now Boies hit Dershowitz with a countersuit accusing him of inventing a fake extortion plot.
“Let me tell you,” Dershowitz told Varney, “if I can be accused by sleazy, sleazy women and lawyers, anybody can be accused.”
Varney called out Dershowitz, and asked him not to talk about others in such strong terms.
“I don’t want to be using words like that on this program, on someone who is not here to defend themselves,” Varney said.
Dershowtiz apologized, and then challenged Varney to invite his accuser and his lawyer onto the show for a debate.
“The point is, I’ve been falsely accused,” Dershowitz said, “and I’m going to keep saying that till the day I die, and when I die, my wife and my children will say it. I am totally innocent, I will not sit silently by and allow myself to be accused.”
UN climate talks unraveling, face failure
A UN climate summit in Madrid was facing failure Saturday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages.
Delegates from rich nations, emerging giants and the world's poorest countries all objected to a draft final text unveiled by host Chile in a botched attempt to find common ground.
Following a year of climate-related catastrophes including deadly storms, flooding and wildfires, as well as weekly strikes by millions of young people, negotiations in Madrid were meant to send out a clear signal of governments' willingness to tackle the crisis.
Superman’s cape and Bilbo’s pipe up for grabs in Hollywood auction
Superman's very first cape and Bilbo Baggins' pipe are each forecast to raise $100,000-$200,000 at a blockbuster auction of rare Hollywood memorabilia next week.
The props from Christopher Reeve's "Superman" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy will headline Monday's sale of some 400 cinephile items at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles.
Spokesman Jason DeBord said it was "very rare to have something that is identifiable" surviving from the first Superman film in 1978.
"It is such a beloved film -- Christopher Reeve was amazing. There has never been a Superman like him," he said. "It can go for just a couple hundred thousand dollars; it can go for half a million dollars."
Mitch McConnell in battle with White House over calling Senate impeachment trial witnesses: report
As the Senate braces for the expected impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, there is a battle going on between the White House and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) over tactics -- specifically a desire by the president to have an extended trial that will include witnesses he wants to see testify.
According to a report in the New York Times, Trump would like to see former Vice President Joe Bidens' son Hunter called to testify along with the whistleblower whose report led to the impeachment inquiry. Additionally, the president wants to House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to take the stand.