Larry David screams at Alan Dershowitz in grocery store, Internet says he 'spoke for Americans'
'Larry David to Alan Dershowitz on behalf of 81 million Americans,' said a user
With a client list like Donald Trump, OJ Simpson and Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz has always been persona non grata amongst a large section of society. But on August 18, we got another glimpse of just how unpopular the constitutional lawyer is. According to reports, Dershowitz got into a shouting match with comedian Larry David at a grocery store on Martha's Vineyard island in Massachusetts. Dershowitz tried to brush off the incident in an interview but social media was more than happy to hear the news.
Dershowitz has made a career out of defending the controversial, with some truly bizarre statements in his many years as a lawyer. In July 2020, we reported that he argued "statutory rape is an outdated concept," in his defense of Epstein. In April 2021, he argued Derek Chauvin was "not a danger" and should be released on bail. Then in May, he sparked another controversy after calling Senator Bernie Sanders a "self-hating Jew".
During Trump's first impeachment in December 2020, Dershowitz made headlines after he joined the defense. That move didn't go down too well with many of his friends and family, as he himself acknowledged. "That’s the price of principle," he told Page Six, as he attempted to defend himself after the argument with David.
'You’re disgusting': Larry David
It's unclear when exactly the argument took place, Page Six did not detail the date in its report. We do know that David bumped into Dershowitz at the Chilmark General Store on Martha's Vineyard when the exchange took place. Dershowitz tried to approach David and say hi, but the comedian reportedly walked away. "We can still talk, Larry," he said. To that, David replied, "No. No. We really can’t. I saw you. I saw you with your arm around Pompeo! It’s disgusting." David then added, "It’s disgusting. Your whole enclave — it’s disgusting. You’re disgusting!"
As David walked away, Dershowitz took off his t-shirt to reveal another underneath that read "It’s The Constitution Stupid!'. When Page Six contacted the lawyer, he was happy to provide more details. He told the paper that David "screamed" and "yelled" at him, and added, "I was worried that he was going to have a stroke." He then slammed the comedian, saying, "Larry is a knee-jerk radical. He takes his politics from Hollywood. He doesn’t read a lot. He doesn’t think a lot."
Dershowitz also explained that it was "typical of what happens now on the Vineyard," saying "People won’t talk to each other if they don’t agree with their politics." He also confirmed David wasn't the only friend he lost, with many abandoning him for working with the Trump administration. The news quickly went viral on social media, with users sharing their happiness and delight over Dershowitz being slammed.
'Just the saving grace 2021 needed'
"F--- Kong vs Godzilla I wanna see Larry David beat the sh*t out of Alan Dershowitz on television," one enthusiastic person tweeted. Another said, "I hope that Larry David and Alan Dershowitz Martha’s Vineyard grocery store fracas makes it into the next season of curb your enthusiasm." One person had a rather interesting idea, telling Twitter, "GoFundme for Larry David to follow Dershowitz around for the rest of the summer."
Fuck Kong vs Godzilla I wanna see Larry David beat the shit out of Alan Dershowitz on television https://t.co/osqpoisGqx— wacko cacoethes (@elusivegoomba) August 19, 2021
I hope that Larry David and Alan Dershowitz Martha’s Vineyard grocery store fracas makes it into the next season of curb your enthusiasm— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 19, 2021
GoFundme for Larry David to follow Dershowitz around for the rest of the summer https://t.co/42w6YvdeVJ— Hari Kunzru (@harikunzru) August 18, 2021
Palmer Report tweeted, "Larry David screaming at Alan Dershowitz in the grocery store is just the saving grace that 2021 needed." Another joked, "Larry David screaming at Alan Dershowitz is the song I want to dance to at my wedding." "Larry David screaming at Dershowitz? Now that makes me happy!" one person commented. Another said, "Larry David sure as hell better have "screamed" at Dershowitz, because he was basically speaking on behalf of about a hundred million people or more." Echoing the same, one user said, "Larry David to Alan Dershowitz on behalf of 81 million Americans".
Larry David screaming at Alan Dershowitz in the grocery store is just the saving grace that 2021 needed.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) August 19, 2021
Larry David screaming at Alan Dershowitz is the song I want to dance to at my wedding.— Richard Jensen VACCINATED!! (@TheRagingCelt) August 19, 2021
Larry David screaming at Dershowitz? Now that makes me happy! https://t.co/uXqsHyoaHm— Brian O'Sullivan (@osullivanauthor) August 18, 2021
Larry David sure as hell better have "screamed" at Dershowitz, because he was basically speaking on behalf of about a hundred million people or more.— David Bates (@DavidBWriter) August 19, 2021
Larry David to Alan Dershowitz on behalf of 81 million Americans pic.twitter.com/LBwYpnUQzi— Jack©️ (@Jackasaurus3) August 19, 2021
David didn't comment on the matter, but Dershowitz said he is willing to put it behind him and "extend a hand of friendship" if David wanted it. Judging by his reaction, that's not likely to happen. It's a massive fallout between the two, who were reportedly very close at one time. So it seems like the lawyer will have to do with his Trump pals for now.