By Celia Farber
David Boies Drops Bombshell On Podcast: Says Alan Dershowitz Threatened and Pressured Him To Release Him From Giuffre Lawsuit—Claimed HE Bullied ABC Into Dropping Its Epstein Story
In a relaxed, wide ranging interview on Nov 22, super-lawyer David Boies, who for many years has represented (pro-bono) Virginia Giuffre, as well as other victims of Jeffrey Epstein, spoke from the inside of his half-decade crusade to bring Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes to light. The interview was on my very own podcast—The Whistleblower Newsroom—which I co-host with veteran investigative reporter Kristina Borjesson, formerly of CBS. (“Formerly” because, though she had won Emmy awards for her reports, she was dismissed on order from the FBI/Deep State, for getting too close to the truth about the crash of TWA 800.)
Thinking we should offer the man something as a gesture of hospitality, and lacking any green room or other fancy media trappings, I stopped and bought two croissants and a cranberry scone on West 35th st. These giant, misshapen croissants suddenly became absurd when placed on a plate in front of the man Time Magazine once named one of the 100 most influential people in America. Nobody touched them, but we all had a good laugh.
David Boise had absolutely nothing about him that radiated “immensely powerful man,” and yes, I know he also represented Harvey Weinstein at one time. He was warm, funny, detailed and unguarded. For parts of the discussion, I began to shoot video on my phone, as Kristina was leading the interview. When he started to talk about Alan Dershowitz, it seemed suddenly his words stood out, or began to appear as pull quotes on pages in my mind. What he was saying was truly stunning.
It came on the heels of a conversation about just how dead a fish the Epstein story was for years and years, as Boies spearheaded the fight for some of the trafficked girls, including Virginia Giuffre. “We said to the prosecutors: ‘These are serious crimes.’ Nobody was interested,” he said, describing a “very frustrating” five year period. “Not the prosecutors, not the media. We fought this case for almost five years and almost nobody paid any attention.”
“The first time we got any attention was early February 2018. I sat down with Julie Brown from The Miami Herald and she took this case on and researched it thoroughly for almost a year. The only other publication that really began to dig into it prior to Epstein’s arrest was The Daily Beast.”
“We’d laid out this horrific sex trafficking operation in our complaint. And then we filed a second complaint… Nobody seemed to care... We never got an explanation.”
And then suddenly, he became animated. I readied my ears.
“The only explanation I ever got was… I got an explanation from Alan Dershowitz. And he told me that.. when he was trying to convince us that we ought to try to settle with him and get him out of it… he was telling us how powerful and important he was and he was saying he had killed the ABC story by threatening them. That’s the only explanation that I’ve ever had for the press not covering this story.”
You can listen to the clip here:
Stop right there; Let’s review.
Alan Dershowitz, as a club to beat Boies, to get him to back off, and drop Dershowitz from the various lawsuits, told him point blank that his power was such that he had gotten ABC to drop its story, after they had, in the words of Amy Robach, “everything.” Witnesses on camera, photographs, documents—everything.
Did anybody know that? I did not. I wonder if James O’Keefe does. If not, he should speak with David Boies. Not hedging at all, Boies said:
"I can tell you what he told me. What he told me was that we ought to be interested in settling with him to get him out of the way because he took credit for threatening ABC into not broadcasting the Virginia story.”
When I got home, I started to upload the videos to YouTube—you can hear the conversation in context, in 3 clips. (Next week we will upload the entire podcast at PRN.FM.)
Boies looked genuinely stricken when he spoke about the victims. “Every institution that was supposed to protect these girls failed them,” he said. “Lawyers failed, them prosecutors failed them, the media failed them. When you are a young, vulnerable disadvantaged girl-- or boy-- the deck is stacked against you.” Then he said, speaking slowly:
“I think the media really is elitist. I had one reporter refer to my clients as “street girls.” They couldn’t identify with these victims. That was one of the things that Alan Dershowitz and others were selling. “These are prostitutes.”
He described how Dershowitz has continuously attacked and attacked Epstein’s victims. “He went on vicious attacks against these young girls,” he said, adding that he also attacked every single attorney of theirs, relentlessly, himself included. He deployed various bait and switch tactics, such as going out in the media urging the Giuffre to sue him so he could clear his name, then stalling to go past the statute of limitations, evading being served, and in a sinister move, trying behind closed doors to bully and settle. “He told me that he was prepared to pay lots of money to settle it,” Boies said. “He’s done everything.”
“He can run but he can’t hide,” he concluded, calling Dershowitz a serial liar, and a “disgrace.” “He just said one thing after another that has proven to be untrue,” he said. “I can tell you that what he has done has really been a disgrace. I think he’s a disgrace to the legal profession. I think he’s a person with no shame.”
On the subject of Prince Andrew’s catastrophic BBC interview, which led to him being removed from public royal duties, he had a bit of fun. A reporter called, he said, and asked for a quote. Boies thought better of it, preferring to keep all eyes and ears on the obviously stone-cold guilty Prince: “I can’t give you a quote,” he told the reporter,” but I can say this: “If somebody wants to sit down in the middle of a studio, pour gasoline over themselves, light a match, I’m just going to stand back."
Celia Farber is s a contributor to UncoverDC and The Epoch Times, and has in the past written for Harper’s, Esquire, Rolling Stone and more. Having been gravely injured in legacy media, she never wants to go back. She is the recipient of the Semmelweis International Society Clean Hands Award For Investigative Journalism, the author of “Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS". She is also the editor of The Truth Barrier, an investigative and literary website. She co-hosts “The Whistleblower Newsroom” with Kristina Borjesson on PRN, Fridays at 10am