Retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz’s decision to defend an old column about the legal argument for lowering the age of consent has reignited an uproar within the legal community against the famed attorney.

Now seen through the lens of the #MeToo movement and Dershowitz’s own national scandal involving convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the decades-old article caused a firestorm on social media, where the hashtag #CreepyDershowitz trended amid widespread backlash.

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