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Newly released Epstein associates list Dershowitz, Copperfield, Pritzker

The cache of documents offered few, if any, bombshell revelations, with rehashes of already-known claims.

Mug shot of Jeffrey Epstein from the state of Florida, dated July 25, 2013. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

A collection of files from a lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, the convicted associate of deceased billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has named previously unidentified associates of the jet-setting criminal who committed suicide in prison on Aug. 10, 2019, but little clarity for a deeper understanding of the case.

No individuals named are charged with any wrongdoing, with those previously alleged to have engaged in criminal acts still professing their innocence. Jewish individuals on the new list include lawyer Alan Dershowitz, magician David Copperfield, Hyatt hotel executive director Thomas Pritzker, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, anti-Israel activist Noam Chomsky and billionaire Les Wexner.

A spokesman for Pritzker responded to the allegation against the billionaire, saying that it was “the same false and isolated allegation that was published and vehemently denied more than four years ago. Mr. Pritzker continues to vehemently deny it.”

Dershowitz likewise continued his firm rejection of claims against him, releasing a 30-minute podcast on Jan. 3 in which he said, “Of course, I was on the list; I was his lawyer who flew in his plane with other lawyers several times for legal meetings.” He noted that Epstein had grown angry with him and refused to pay his fee after the negotiation of what has been described as a “sweetheart deal” that required the billionaire to plead guilty, spend time in jail and register as a sex offender.

“The important thing is not to assume guilt by association or guilt by accusation,” said Dershowitz. “But make an assessment based on the totality of the evidence. That’s why I hope all the evidence comes out, not just smatterings of names of lists. Lists, lists—McCarthyism, ‘lists, lists, I have a list.’ And lists themselves are meaningless.”

Other prominent individuals named in the new document dump include former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, former vice president Al Gore and British royal Prince Andrew, all well-known from previous stories about Epstein. Celebrities included actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Spacey and Bruce Willis; pop icon Michael Jackson; “Star Wars” creator George Lucas; actresses Cate Blanchett and Cameron Diaz; and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

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