Alan Dershowitz says hes been shunned on Marthas …

Alan Dershowitz has defended accused murderers O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bulow in court, but it appears his defense of President Donald Trump has crossed a line for some of his friends.

The famed trial lawyer and Harvard professor lamented his plight in an op-ed published last week by The Hill, saying hes been shunned for his defense of Trumps civil liberties.

Dershowitz said hes not a Trump supporter and he voted for Hillary Clinton, but he feels people unfairly brand him a fan of Trump because he has publicly opposed special counsel Robert Muellers investigation of the Trump campaign, on legal grounds.

But that is not good enough for some of my old friends on Marthas Vineyard, he wrote. One of them, an academic at a distinguished university, has told people that he would not attend any dinner or party to which I was invited.

Either you are for Trump or against him, and that is all some people need to know to make judgments about you, he said.

Dershowitz went so far as to compare his social snubs to 1950s-era McCarthyism, when many innocent people were unfairly blacklisted and fired from their jobs after being accused of being communists.

His complaints didnt garner much sympathy on social media.

Dershowitz said hes learned one big lesson: One good thing is that being shunned by some old friends on Marthas Vineyard has taught me who my real friends are and who my fairweather friends were.

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