Trump-defending attorney Alan Dershowitz on Monday night drew hackles from around the internet when he tried to defend himself against charges that he had traveled to the infamous island where deceased billionaire Jeffrey Epstein allegedly brought underage sex-trafficking victims.
In a tweet that seemingly came out of nowhere, Dershowitz accused someone of lying about him traveling to the Little Saint James island where Epstein and his friends allegedly abused untold numbers of underage girls.
"My wife and daughter were with me the one time I flew to the island, years before Guiffre met Epstein and years before he was suspected of wrongdoing," Dershowitz wrote. "Show me a flight log that has me going to island without my wife. You can’t because there isn’t any. I never went to the island without my wife and I can prove it. So stop lying."
Dershowitz's claim that he brought his family with him on a trip to what has been dubbed "Pedophile Island" wasn't quite the strong defense he believed it to be, however, and he was quickly inundated with ridicule.
Check out some responses below.
Why is Alan Dershowitz so nervous right now? Get ready for another absurd "I left my underwear on" defense.— A Worried Citizen (@A Worried Citizen) 1592918793.0
Dershowitz is the one who says he "kept his underwear on" and only took a massage because the teen living with Epst… https://t.co/1I9Dl8xDmF— 🆘Rev Magdalen | Protect the Results (@🆘Rev Magdalen | Protect the Results) 1592917725.0
If you're wondering why Dershowitz is defending his relaxing vacations on pedophile island, it's because a federal… https://t.co/4UnOLgGskX— proudly overusing "cope" (@proudly overusing "cope") 1592916430.0
Dershowitz is hysterical. His "wife was along". I was once at a three couple dinner in at a strip mall in Vegas (t… https://t.co/6HKSEldfQ0— Fred Harding (@Fred Harding) 1592915595.0
I’m not sure that’s the defense you think it is, little buddy. https://t.co/GJJcHzz4KH— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1592911848.0
"You don't understand: I brought my wife and child with me to the pedophile island," he said in his defense. https://t.co/XfDjuHV0Yi— Travis View (@Travis View) 1592885769.0
i have never ONCE in all my times going to pedophile island gone to pedophile island without my wife. dozens and do… https://t.co/5NDbrdyJzY— thomas violence (@thomas violence) 1592880758.0
Worst family vacation ever. https://t.co/vQlHxRvynT— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer) 1592880971.0
You took your family to Pedophile Island? https://t.co/vVIiKhjFwV— *you're (@*you're) 1592914741.0
“I brought my daughter to jeffrey epstein’s pedophile island” is the type of defense only a Real Harvard Man could… https://t.co/hTMmLzTKh5— kilgore trout (@kilgore trout) 1592880133.0
it rules that dersh is some fancy harvard law guy and he uses his blue-check twitter account exclusively to contest… https://t.co/MyXQ2tx1CU— holiday season enjoyer (@holiday season enjoyer) 1592885005.0
My "I didn't fly to pedophile island" tweet has people asking a lot of questions already answered by my tweet. https://t.co/sKpVLoGvDm— Big Supernaturals (@Big Supernaturals) 1592879767.0
Sir I just asked if you wanted Thousand Island dressing https://t.co/tk4KHxIO3l— Eryq Ouithaqueue (@Eryq Ouithaqueue) 1592881087.0
Seems like some real Tell-tale Heart shit going on here https://t.co/4toWv2a3IW— Agent NDN (@Agent NDN) 1592882058.0