Guilt by Accusation

The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Age of #MeToo
Product Number: EB00770556
Released: Nov 19, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781510757561
Publisher: Hot Books
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"Maybe the question isn't what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it's what happened to everyone else."-Politico New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, one of America's most respected legal scholars, shows-with evidence-that he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should truly be handled in a just society. Alan Dershowitz has been called "one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America" by Politico and "the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights" by Newsweek. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed "shoe-on-the-other-foot test," to those accused of sexual misconduct, including his former client Jeffrey Epstein and, now-after being accused by one of Epstein's victims-himself. In Guilt by Accusation, Dershowitz provides an in-depth analysis of the accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his story, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs. This book is Alan Dershowitz's plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his ultimate assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the real story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.

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Author(s): Alan Dershowitz
Original Publish Date: Nov 19, 2019

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