Prince Andrew, Dershowitz Accused of Sex With Minor; Reports Link Clinton to Convicted 'Pimp'
"The Kelly File" brought us the latest developments on the shocking underage sex claims against Britain's Prince Andrew and famed attorney Alan Dershowitz.
A new lawsuit alleges that the men had sex with an underage girl as part of a prostitution ring run by a Florida man named Jeffrey Epstein.
The claims against one of the most recognizable names in American law surfaced this week in a lawsuit over a deal that U.S. prosecutors struck with Mr. Epstein, a U.S. financier and former client of Mr. Dershowitz’s.
Mr. Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to a state felony charge of solicitation of prostitution involving a minor. He was released from jail in 2009 after serving about 13 months behind bars.
Mr. Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, helped negotiate an agreement with the federal government, which had been investigating Mr. Epstein. By agreeing to plead guilty to the state charge, Mr. Epstein avoided federal prosecution.
The separate civil lawsuit, now in discovery phase, alleges that federal prosecutors violated the rights of Mr. Epstein’s alleged victims by negotiating and entering into that deal with him without consulting them.
The allegations against Mr. Dershowitz appeared in a Dec. 30 motion filed by the plaintiffs asking the court to allow two additional alleged victims — Jane Doe #3 and Jane Doe # 4 — to join the lawsuit.
Dershowitz has categorically denied the claim, vowing to defend himself under oath.
“It’s a completely, totally fabricated, made-up story,” Dershowitz said Friday. “I have never had sex with an underage woman. They made up this story out of whole cloth. I’m an innocent victim of an extortion conspiracy.”
Buckingham Palace has called the allegations against Prince Andrew "categorically untrue."
Meantime, Bill Clinton was not named in the complaint and there's no evidence linking him to the alleged sex parties, but new questions are being raised about the 42nd president's past ties to Epstein.
Trace Gallagher reported that Clinton's contact with Epstein is laid out in court documents, including trips aboard Epstein's private jet from 2002 to 2005.
Judge Andrew Napolitano analyzed the case with Megyn Kelly Monday night, explaining that the records in the case were sealed as part of the plea deal.
He said the federal government violated a statute that requires victims to be notified about a plea deal like the one given to Epstein.
Beyond the private lives of the high-profile men involved, Judge Napolitano said people should be questioning the federal government "doing a favor for an admitted pedophile because of who his friends are."
Kelly asked why Epstein would get such a big break on the charges, which included allegations of possible rape against underage girls.
She noted that Epstein was essentially acting as a "pimp," connecting wealthy older men with young girls.
"It's 20 years per event. There are an alleged 30 victims in this case. He walked away with 13 months in a federal prison," said Napolitano.
Watch the full report and the judge's analysis above.
Ann Coulter weighed in on the scandal on "Hannity" Tuesday night, explaining that Clinton's name is being mentioned because he was in Epstein's "black book," which was seized by police.
She said that alone doesn't prove any guilt, but pointed out that "serious lawyers" are bringing this lawsuit and she doesn't foresee this scandal simply going away.
"Keep following this case. The fact that thus far this has only been covered on Fox News is shocking. This is not a political case. This is what MSNBC and the rest of the networks have been describing, what they thought these [UVA] fraternity rapes were, what they thought the [Duke] lacrosse rape was. This is the elites circling the wagons and protecting a pederast. It is a shocking case and that's just the known facts."
Watch her analysis below.