“Attorneys for alleged Jeffrey Epstein “sex slave” Virginia Roberts Giuffre were ordered Wednesday to destroy evidence from her case against Ghislaine Maxwell — as lawyer Alan Dershowitz was also denied access to the potentially explosive information.
Manhattan federal court Judge Loretta Preska said she was “troubled” to learn during oral arguments last week that Giuffre’s lawyers, from the firm of Cooper & Kirk, had been given sealed records from her since-settled suit against Maxwell . . . “
” . . . Preska also rejected a request by Dershowitz for access to “all filings and discovery materials, including third-party discovery” from the Maxwell case, saying that “it is not a targeted strike that Mr. Dershowitz proposes, but a carpet bombing.” (more)
“Giuffre — who claims she was lent to the firebrand attorney for sex by the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein — sued Dershowitz in April after he publicly denounced her as a “serial perjurer,” a “serial liar” and a “serial prostitute.””
“[Judge] Preska did, however, grant Dershowitz’s motion to disqualify Giuffre’s law firm, Boies Schiller Flexner, after the Harvard professor claimed he intended to call lawyers from the firm as witnesses at a trial.”