‘This Is Such A Deeply Flawed Affidavit’ – Dershowitz Questions Avenatti’s Legal Skills

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Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz tore into Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the third woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, for the affidavit his client signed on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday.


“That affidavit is so deeply flawed and so open-ended that any good lawyer, any good defense attorney would be able to tear that apart in 30 seconds,” Dershowitz began. “It’s an embarrassment to the law that anybody would file an affidavit like that filled with hearsay, filed with ‘well I was raped but he didn’t rape me, he was there, he saw it, where was he, there are witnesses people told me, it happened ten times, I went back, I knew there were rapes going on but I went back to the party.’ This is such a deeply flawed affidavit.”

“If there were gang rapes like that, how did it not get to the police? It’s a shocking affidavit. Any lawyer who loves cross-examination would love nothing more than to examine a witness holding that affidavit in his hands and saying, ‘here, here, here.’ But Avenatti doesn’t care about that. All he cares about is getting the headline,” he continued.

Avenatti tweeted out the affidavit from his client, Julie Swetnick, alleging that Kavanaugh took part in drugging and gang-raping women. (RELATED: Woman Repped By Avenatti Claims Kavanaugh Attended Gang-Rape Parties)

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