New documents have been unsealed in the bitter legal battle between Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.
The trove relates, in part, to Dershowitz’s effort to subpoena and depose billionaire Les Wexner for evidence in his counter suit of Giuffre.
The law professor is hoping to show that Giuffre tried to extort Wexner — the former head of Victoria Secret’s parent company who has ties to multi-millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In a letter to Judge Loretta Preska requesting that Wexner be deposed and forced to hand over documents relating to his relationship with Epstein and Giuffre, Dershowitz’s attorney said it will be “key evidence at trial.”
“The information sought from Wexner goes to the core of Professor Dershowitz’s case,” his attorney wrote in the July 23 letter that was unsealed Monday.
Dershowitz is also asking that Wexner’s attorney, John Zeiger, be deposed and be forced to provide documents related to Wexner’s relationship with Epstein accusers.
Wexner claims he has no knowledge he could share in a deposition that backs up Dershowitz’s claim he was extorted by Giuffre, the documents show.
In a June 19 letter to Dershowtiz’s attorney, a lawyer for Wexner said he could provide no information “relevant” to the claim.
“We believe Mr. Wexner has no non-privileged information relevant to a claim or defense on Mr. Dershowitz’s allegations of an extortion scheme,” the letter states.
“As for the remaining allegations in the Lawsuit, we believe Mr. Wexner’s deposition would impose an unreasonable burden on him as his testimony would not be relevant and/or proportional to the needs of the Lawsuits and, in fact, is at best merely inadmissible extrinsic, collateral evidence,” it adds.
Lawyers for Guiffre wrote in a separate letter that they would like the depositions to proceed because they believe it will prove Dershowitz falsely accused her of the extortion plot.
The ruling came on the one-year anniversary of Epstein’s suicide awaiting trial.
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