Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was roasted on Friday after writing a column the day after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.
The article, published by the right-wing website Spectator USA, was titled, “The Ghislaine Maxwell I know.”
The Daily Beast characterized the column as “an impassioned defense of the British socialite that seemed to suggest he’s rooting for her.”
Dershowitz was quickly roasted online, here’s some of what people were saying:
Like to imagine Alan Dershowitz wrote this with little sweat droplets popping off of him like a looney tunes character pic.twitter.com/XfKBYhIsht
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) July 3, 2020
What did Ghislaine Maxwell ever do to deserve getting praised by Alan Dershowitz… Oh right, now I remember what she did. Pretty fitting. pic.twitter.com/GYOeY6kSpp
— Katie Halper (@kthalps) July 3, 2020
People are angry about Alan Dershowitz defending Ghislaine Maxwell, but I'd like to remind them that these claims against Maxwell are more than 12 years old, which means Dershowitz will stop caring about them any day now. Just give it some time.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 3, 2020
What an amazing feeling it must be to be an editor at some website or newspaper opinion section and see that email from Alan Dershowitz with a subject line like "Story Idea?" show up in your inbox.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) July 3, 2020
Of course Alan Dershowitz, the man who represented #BenedictDonald, would be spending this July 4th weekend writing an article defending Ghislaine Maxwell.
I cant wait for this whole thing to explode in all of these creeps' faces!
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 3, 2020
Between Donald Trump, Ghislaine Maxwell, and himself, Alan Dershowitz is really cornering the "making shameless excuses for vile people who prey on underage girls" niche.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 3, 2020
If @AlanDersh keeps this up, people are going to start lying and saying they didn't go to Harvard.
— Elie Honig (@eliehonig) July 3, 2020
We've been telling you forever that Alan Dershowitz is terrible. Glad the world has come around to it.
— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) July 3, 2020
"It Is Unconstitutional For Anyone To Ask Ghislaine Maxwell About Barbados Around April-ish Of 2003" by Alan Dershowitz https://t.co/s25erC1ohB
— Dennis DiClaudio (@dennisdiclaudio) July 3, 2020
Is this real?! Remember, the other person Alan Dershowitz keeps defending is trump. Probably a coincidence though. https://t.co/FMghb69vct
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) July 3, 2020
Just spent an hour jogging in 100 degree heat. Still not sweating as much as Alan Dershowitz is right now.
— (((YousefMunayyer))) (@YousefMunayyer) July 3, 2020
thinking about Alan Dershowitz writing this lede and going "ah yes, this will finally dispel all those crazy conspiracy theorists" pic.twitter.com/UHkqG0bEJ6
— dream song 4 (@chickenpaprika) July 3, 2020
Alan Dershowitz’s defense of sex creeps is so old Alan Dershowitz wouldn’t fuck it
— Erin thunder moon eclipse Ryan (@morninggloria) July 3, 2020