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Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak named as sex offender in documents involving Jeffrey Epstein

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak gestures during a press conference at Beit Sokolov in Tel Aviv, on June 26, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak is named in sealed court documents involving pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein as one of a number of high-profile figures involved in forcible sex with a victim.

Barak was named in sealed depositions filed by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was forced by Epstein to have sex with Barak, in a suit that Giuffre filed against Epstein’s girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, in 2016.

US celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz — one of the accused parties in Epstein’s case — released the claim about Barak in a Tuesday court filing.

Dershowitz’s legal team obtained the sealed depositions and filed them in an attempt to cast doubt on Giuffre’s allegations against the celebrity lawyer. The legal team said that given the “denials and disclaimers” issued by the high-profile figures whom Giuffre said she was trafficked to and forced to have sex with, her word had been “thoroughly discredited by her proven lies.”

The confidential documents not only name Barak, but also Victoria’s Secret CEO Les Wexner, along with several others she had already accused publicly.

Giuffre’s lawyers were attempting to keep the documents sealed because they were worried that Dershowitz might twist the information to use in his favor. Nevertheless, Dershowitz’s team procured some of the confidential affidavits, including the one in which Giuffre named Barak as one of her offenders.

The former Israeli prime minister was a major beneficiary of Epstein’s largesse, receiving millions of dollars in investments and donations from both the Wexner Foundation — of which Epstein was the asset manager — and from Epstein directly, as recently as 2015. The deceased predator was also a big investor in Carbyne911, a surveillance-tech startup Barak founded that same year.

Barak has defended his business dealings with Epstein, saying he visited the convicted sex offender’s private Caribbean island and Manhattan mansion, but never partied with him or met younger girls while he was there.

Giuffre says that after meeting Epstein in Florida in 2000, the millionaire flew her around the world and pressured her into having sex with numerous older men, including Britain’s Prince Andrew, two senior US politicians, a noted academic, wealthy financiers, and Alan Dershowitz.

All of those men have denied the allegations.

Barak’s name was being publicized as an offender for the first time.

Pedophile Epstein committed suicide in a New York Jail Cell on August 10, 2019 while he was awaiting trial on new sex trafficking charges.

Epstein, who had befriended numerous celebrities and politicians — including US Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton — faced up to 45 years in prison if he had remained alive and was convicted.

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