- According to an article written on March 25, 2007, by
internet author Myles O. Morales, the controversial lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz
has a big skeleton in his closet. It is the story of his first wife
Sue Barlach, whom Dershowitz had been completely successful with hiding
in his closet until the publication of that article made the rounds on
the internet in 2007. Until now, an internet search to find Dershowitz's
first wife's name came up empty.
- Some of the websites where the original article shedding
light on the dark past involving Dershowitz's first wife may be found
- DERSHOWITZ' FIRST WIFE SUE BARLACH: VICTIM OF TRAGIC
DOMESTIC ABUSE, DIVORCE, STRIPPED OF CUSTODY OF HER CHILDREN AND HER SUBSEQUENT
SUICIDE - NEW FACTS
- The article by Morales details the alleged events surrounding
the apparent suicide by Sue Barlach, who had been divorced by Dershowitz
after she endured a beating by Alan Dershowitz, after which she required
hospitalization. Soon after, Dershowitz stripped Barlach of custody of
their two sons, according to several sources who wish to remain anonymous
due to the highly litigious and vindictive nature of Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz
then obtained a divorce from Sue Barlach in 1975. The beating incident
allegedly happened after Barlach, upon learning of an extramarital affair
that Dershowitz was having, scattered some of his important case documents
in the wind.
- An original source named in the article by Morales is
a San Francisco-based lawyer who has since recanted that he ever said or
knew anything about Dershowitz and his first wife, and he pleaded with
Rense.com to delete the story, which is what subsequently happened. It's
very possible he inadvertently spilled the beans about Dershowitz to a
source whom he never thought would spread the word about Dershowitz's spousal
abuse and the subsequent events after that. Of course it's possible he
never discussed Dershowitz and his first wife with anyone at all. The
fact is that the news had broke ground on the internet to make way for
- NEW EVIDENCE REGARDING SUE BARLACH, DERSHOWITZ'S FIRST
- Other independent, anonymous sources have now come forth
to corroborate the story of how the ambitious, controversial lawyer, known
for defending wife-beaters, wife-killers, the use of torture, and the apartheid
militant Jewish state of Israel, was responsible for beating his first
wife Sue Barlach so badly that she had to be hospitalized, and how Dershowitz
then used his formidable litigious clout to intimidate local and nationwide
news sources, including CNN, from publicizing the wife-beating event and
her subsequent suicide, apparently by jumping off a bridge in New York
(the Brooklyn Bridge, to be exact, according to one anonymous source).
- In fact, Dershowitz had been so thorough at snuffing
out the memory of Sue Barlach, his first wife, that an internet search
using Google came up with absolutely nothing about his first wife, unless
you already knew her name.
- While a google search on "Dershowitz's first wife"
came up blank, after the discovery of his wife's name Sue Barlach, and
using it in an internet search it turns out that Dershowitz mentioned her
in his book "Chutzpah"
- (website: http://books.google.com/books?id=3jjNW-_TnusC&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=Sue+
- Basically, he briefly explains how he got married
to her because his parents encouraged him to marry a Jewish woman before
he went away to law school. That's about it.
- The official Marriage License for Alan M. Dershowitz
and Sue Barlach has now come to light. It was issued on June 9, at
9:50 AM in 1959 in Brooklyn, New York. Further information on the certificate
includes Dershowitz' address in Brooklyn at the time, that his occupation
was Full Time Student, and the name of his parents, etc. As for the
Bride, Sue Barlach was named, and her address at the time was in Bayonne,
NJ, where it indicated that she was also born. Her Occupation was
also Student, and both her parents, including her father Bernard Barlach
and her mother Ruth Feldman, were noted to be from Poland.
- Another document which has come to light, the Marriage
Certificate, shows that on June 21, 1959, Rabbi Joshua J. Eisenstein in
the county of Kings, in the State of New York, at 2 PM at 673 Broadway,
and in the county of New York, performed the rites of matrimony between
Alan M. Dershowitz and Sue Barlach in the presence of witnesses William
Haber and Anatole Tennenbaum, along with their signatures. It's all
a matter of public record.
- Further proof of Sue Barlach's existence and status as
the first wife of Alan Dershowitz can be found in the Who's Who book dated
1972. In this 1972 publication, it was published that "Alan
Morton Dershowitz" was "m. (married) to Sue Barlach, June 21,
1959; children - Elon Marc, Jamin Seth."
- However, in the 1976 issue of Who's Who, there is no
mention of his marriage or his wife at the time, but there is mention of
his two children.
- According to an anonymous source, Alan Dershowitz divorced
Sue Barlach in 1975. It can then be logically surmised that Sue Barlach
made her tragic exit from this world somewhere between 1975 and 1976.
- MORE CONFIRMATION OF ALLEGATIONS DERSHOWITZ'S DARK PAST
- According to one of the new anonymous sources, who was
an associate at Harvard University, and who lived almost next door to Dershowitz
on Robinson Court in Cambridge, MA, he also alleges that Alan Dershowitz
beat up his wife, which landed her in the hospital for treatment. Dershowitz
also allegedly stripped Sue Barlach of custody of their two young sons,
and divorced her. The tragic story of her subsequent suicide by jumping
off a New York bridge is also alleged to be true by this and another anonymous
source. The anonymous sources also allege that Dershowitz used his
litigious skills and prestige to threaten and discourage CNN, which was
then owned by Ted Turner, from broadcasting the unsavory news of either
events. Thus Dershowitz' attempted cover-up of the big skeleton in
his closet has largely been successful - until now.
- If anyone wants to trouble themselves to acquire the
Death Certificate for Sue Barlach, then it is readily available at: