Dershowitz leads push to seriously punish false accusers: Women who willfully lie should go to prison

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz believes the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick provide an “educational moment” in dealing with women who falsely accuse men of sexual misconduct.

Dershhowitz joined other panelists on Fox News’ “Hannity” on Tuesday discussing the questionable interview of the Supreme Court nominee’s third accuser.

Swetnick’s NBC interview which aired Monday was filled with accounts that appeared to differ from the sworn testimony she had already provided claiming Kavanaugh had attended parties in high school which were known to have gang rapes of women.

Every one of Swetnick’s claims should be investigated by the FBI for possible perjury, Dershowitz argued, since she appeared in the interview to walk back her sworn statements.

“This becomes a very important educational moment because when you have to teach the women of the world and the men of the world that there is no genetically linked aspect of telling the truth, that women make up stories about alleged events that never occurred and that’s why it’s so important,” Dershowitz told Sean Hannity. “But this is an education moment. And the world is watching.”

Calling Swetnick “the most important subject to the FBI investigation,” Dershowitz disagreed with Hannity’s comment that she “backtracked” during the NBC interview.

“You’re being generous to her when you say she backtracked,” he said.

“She swore under oath, subject to felony and perjury that certain things happened. She then said they didn’t happen and she changed her view,” Dershowitz continued. “Any good prosecutor, if the evidence shows that she made it up out of whole cloth, should be able to prosecute her and sentence her to prison.”

He explained the implications of not pursuing and investigating the contradictions in Swetnick’s claims.

“The problem is women who lie and falsely accuse men get away with it. They don’t go to prison,” he said.  “And President Trump was absolutely right when he talked about how young men are vulnerable, young women are vulnerable. There’s too much sexual assault but there’s too many false accusations of sexual assault and the FBI must get to the bottom as to whether this is one such example.”

Dershowitz slammed the very “idea that a woman will get away with having made a willful decision to falsely accuse somebody of the most heinous crime.”

He also noted that he had asked Michael Avenatti, Swetnick’s lawyer who also represnts porn star Stormy Daniels, to waive “lawyer-client privilege” so the FBI could further investigate Swetnick’s claims as well as discover if the attorney helped her with her statements.

Fox News commentator and legal analyst Gregg Jarrett and investigative reporter Sara Carter agreed and weighed in during the segment as well.


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