I feel the same way about Cosby. Lots of smoke around the Cos, has been for decades, so although I have my suspicions that some of that smoke comes from real flames, there is no concrete evidence beyond myriad allegations, many of which have been proven false previously and many of which have been proven to be money/extortion based... so to me, it again is just another scandal du jour until proven otherwise.
Here's something about Paul Cassell, one of the lawyers who is representing the victims.
Meet the Lawyer Who's Giving Dershowitz Hell
This guy seems to think he has a strong case. I don't think it bodes well for Dershowitz.Who's Paul Cassell? And why is he giving Alan Dershowitz such agita?
Cassell, a law professor at the University of Utah, has alleged, with co-counsel Brad Edwards, that Dershowitz had sex with a minor when the Harvard law professor was a guest of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein over 10 years ago. Dershowitz says "no one can understand [Cassell's] motive" in getting involved in such a sensationalistic case. (Cassell and Edwards are seeking to void a plea agreement, which Dershowitz helped draft, that spared the billionaire federal charges for sexually abusing minors. Click here for more details about the case.)
Though Dershowitz has called both Cassell and Edwards, a Florida personal injury lawyer, "liars"—he seems most vexed (and perplexed) by Cassell. That might be because Cassell also has an elite resume—one that might lend extra credibility to the case: A former federal judge, Cassell was also a US Attorney, clerk for Chief Justice Warren Burger and president of the Stanford Law Review.
So who's this mysterious law professor taking on the Harvard icon? I contacted Cassell to find out. Here are excerpts from our three phone conversations and various email exchanges:
How strong is this case? Do you think you can void Epstein's plea agreement with the feds?
We always look for cases with strong claims that have wide ranging impact. We feel we have a strong case against the government for violating the rights of victims. We're not commenting on the details of the case; we prefer to speak through our court pleadings.