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Victoria’s Secret mogul Les Wexner may be forced to explain his ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Les Wexner may be forced to explain his ties to Jeffrey Epstein after the Victoria’s Secret mogul was hit with a subpoena by the dead pedophile’s former lawyer, Alan Dershowitz. 

Dershowitz, 81, wants Wexner and his attorney John Zeiger to sit down for depositions and provide documents that could influence his bitter ongoing legal battle with Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

Giuffre accused the famed Harvard Law professor of having sex with her when she was underage then sued him for defamation when he responded by calling her a liar.

Dershowitz countersued, accusing Giuffre of making the abuse up to extort ‘millions of dollars’ from himself and other prominent Epstein associates, namely Wexner, who stepped down as the CEO of global retail empire L Brands in February.

He now wants the Ohio billionaire and his lawyer to describe any contact they may have had with Giuffre, saying details of any secret demands or deals she cut with them will be essential to his defense.

The subpoenas are demanding they hand over copies of any communications between Wexner or Zeiger and any lawyer representing Giuffre, particularly any document ‘concerning any accusation by Giuffre that she had sexual relations with Wexner.’

They have also asked for copies of any confidential settlements or agreements of any kind between Giuffre and Wexner as well as any documents ever supplied by the two men to any legal case involving Epstein, whether civil or criminal.

Wexner, 82, has never been accused of taking part in the warped financier’s child sex trafficking operation, although Epstein was known to use his ties to the Victoria’s Secret mogul to lure underage girls with promises of modeling careers. 

But he admitted last year that he was ’embarrassed’ by their long-standing ties.

The elderly tycoon hired Epstein as his personal money manager in the 1990s and claims that more than $46 million was ‘misappropriated’ from his personal fortune during that time.

‘Being taken advantage of by someone who was so sick, so cunning, so depraved, is something that I’m embarrassed I was even close to. But that is in the past,’ Wexner told investors one month after Epstein hanged himself last August while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges.

In a batch of letters unsealed Monday, Dershowitz’s attorney Howard Cooper asked New York Federal Judge Loretta Preska to intervene because Wexner and Zeiger were resisting subpoenas served to them on June 8.

He accused the pair of trying to ‘condition their compliance’ on the depositions remaining confidential under a proposed protective order that would allow them to veto anything they did not want filed publicly, or even under seal.

‘The Subpoenas … seek depositions of Wexner and Zeiger, and the production of a small number of documents directly relevant to the central allegation in this case that Plaintiff falsely accused Professor Dershowitz of sexual abuse as part of a scheme to extort Wexner,’ Cooper wrote.

‘Professor Dershowitz’s counsel has engaged in an extensive meet and confer process and has offered every courtesy and accommodation to Wexner and Zeiger short of withdrawing the Subpoenas.

‘With Wexner refusing to produce any documents or appear for a deposition, and Zeiger refusing to produce documents or provide testimony absent the entry of an onerous protective order which would severely hamper Professor Dershowitz’s ability to use the discovery in this litigation, the parties are at an impasse.’

Giuffre’s attorney Charles Cooper wrote his own letter to Judge Preska saying the depositions should go ahead and that Giuffre planned on seeking similar information, seeing as Dershowitz had ‘put Leslie Wexner at the heart of his false and defamatory claims.’

Judge Preska said lawyers for all the parties should ‘confer’ and report back to her no later than August 13.

Wexner did not comment publicly when Dershowitz first aired his extortion defense in 2015 but a source close to him told the New York Times that no such attempt was ever made by Giuffre and the pair had never met.

Brad Edwards, a longtime lawyer for Epstein’s victims, said in July last year that he had no reason to suspect that Wexner was involved or aware of Epstein’s sick crimes.

‘We have not seen where he is in the company of Jeffrey Epstein at the time when he was engaging in these things,’ Edwards told reporters.

‘In fact, it’s very seldom that many of the victims actually even met him or saw him. I do know that there’s a lot of business ties to him, but other than receiving information about their business connection, I don’t have any information to believe otherwise.’

Dershowitz helped Epstein agree to a cushy non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors in 2008 which allowed him to plead guilty to minor charges and spend only 13 months in jail, most of it on work release.

In 2014, Giuffre named him as one of several prominent men she was forced to have sex with, including Britain’s Prince Andrew, who also denies the allegations.

She sued Dershowitz in 2019 claiming he had made ‘false and malicious defamatory statements against her’ while he was making his vociferous denials.

The veteran attorney responded by vowing to prove she was a liar in open court and predicted Giuffre would end up behind bars herself for perjury.

Dershowitz was back in the Epstein crosshairs last month after his name appeared in a tranche of newly unsealed documents revisiting accusations that he had sex with ‘Jane Doe 3’, who is identified elsewhere as Giuffre.

He told DailyMail.com the allegations that dated back to 2014 were ‘old news’ and that he has denied them numerous times.

Dershowitz has admitted having a massage at Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion, where the dead predator attacked many of his underage victims, but says it was entirely innocent.

‘We were guests and everybody got massages,’ said Dershowitz, who was on President Trump’s defense team in his Senate impeachment trial.

‘When you went into Epstein’s house, the first thing they offered you was to have a massage therapist come to your room and give you a massage.

‘I did it once. And my massage therapist was a middle aged woman from Eastern Europe. I had never had a quote erotic massage in my life, period.’

Dershowitz helped Epstein agree a cushy non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors in 2008 which allowed him to plead guilty to minor charges and spend only 13 months in jail, most of it on work release.

In 2014 Giuffre named him as one of several prominent men she was forced to have sex with, including Britain’s Prince Andrew, who also denies the allegations.

She sued Dershowitz in 2019 claiming he had made ‘false and malicious defamatory statements against her’ while he was making his vociferous denials.

The veteran TV attorney responded by vowing to prove she was a liar in open court and predicted Giuffre would end up behind bars herself for perjury.

Giuffre also sued Maxwell for making alleged smears about her credibility but that case was settled in 2017 and much of the evidence sealed.

After appeals from the Miami Herald and other outlets Judge Preska has been going through the cache of sealed and heavily redacted documents one by one since last year, giving anyone mentioned in them the chance to lodge an objection.

The entire process is taking too long and is becoming farcical, according to Dershowitz who says he wants all the papers released today as they will ‘fully exonerate’ him.

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