The BBC has apologised for interviewing Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer who helped Jeffrey Epstein stay out of prison in 2008, and one of the key associates accused of sex trafficking by by Virginia Giuffre, regarding the outcome of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial.
The BBC brought on Dershowitz without properly explaining his intimate connection to Epstein, giving the impression that he was an impartial correspondent.
The network announced Dershowitz as just a “constitutional lawyer”:
After public outcry, the BBC was forced to apologise and vowed to “look into how this happened”:
Remarkably, Dershowitz himself hit back, claiming that it was “entirely appropriate” for the BBC to interview him:
Dershowitz has denied Giuffre’s claims and sued her for defamation in 2019.