Dershowitz: 'All the rules are called off' when the left accuses a white man of sexual offenses

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz on Monday accused Democrats of bypassing due process in response to the allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, claiming they believe "all the rules are called off" when it is "a white man being accused by the left of sexual offenses." 

He used a hypothetical example of a Democratic president nominating a Muslim-American and that person facing sudden accusations of being a “terrorist” to say there would be an uproar by the left against such a charge.

"Imagine if a liberal Democrat president had appointed the first Muslim-American to the Supreme Court, and somebody said, 'Oh yeah, I remember he was a terrorist when he was 17,' " Dershowitz said on Fox's "Fox & Friends."


"The [American Civil Liberties Union] would be all over this case — 'No, you can’t presume guilt of terrorism,' " Dershowitz said.

"But when the shoe is on the other foot, when it’s a white man being accused by the left of sexual offenses, all the rules are called off," he added. "The rules of presumption of innocence, the rules of due process — we know he’s guilty because he’s a white man, she’s a woman, she’s a survivor, that’s the end of the inquiry."

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Dershowitz during the "Fox & Friends" segment also called for the FBI to investigate the accusations from Julie Swetnick, who in sworn testimony last week alleged that Kavanaugh engaged in a pattern of exploitative and nonconsensual sexual behavior with girls while in high school.

Swetnick, in the written affidavit, claimed that she saw Kavanaugh lining up outside of rooms to rape drunk women, and attended a party where she herself was drugged and raped.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied the accusations, calling them a "farce."

"I hope [the FBI] look[s] into it carefully," Dershowitz said of the affidavit. "I think they oughta look particularly into the Swetnick affidavit ... That’s the most serious one."

"I think it’s so important to investigate that because if it turns out that was made up ... it puts the lie to the notion that you should believe all victims, that no women ever lie, that nothing’s ever made up," Dershowitz said.

The Senate last week called for the White House to order an investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The one-week investigation is limited in scope, and some reports have indicated the bureau is not permitted to investigate Swetnick's claims.