by Nick Givas
Dershowitz was discussing MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s comments about having Kavanaugh thrown in jail and said it’s shocking to see people who’ve never met Ford stake their reputations on her story.
“There’s no evidence whatsoever, even under her story, of attempted rape. Attempted rape under Maryland law requires a specific intent to, I have to use this word — penetrate. There has to be that specific intent,” Dershowitz said.
“Here the allegation is groping, touching, fondling. Maybe trying to remove clothing. He has an opportunity obviously to deny that. He has categorically denied it,” Dershowitz continued. “The most disturbing thing is these people who are on television. Some people I know and respect, ‘I believe her!’ You’ve never met her. You don’t know anything about her.”
Dershowitz said Kavanaugh’s critics are using the issue of gender to force their narrative and asked if women and men have different genes to determine honesty.
“Are women born with a special gene for telling the truth and men with a special gene for lying,” he concluded. “I don’t believe her. I don’t believe him. I have an open mind. I want to hear both sides of the story. And make a determination. That’s what the American system of justice is all about.”
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