An event at a New York synagogue, in which Jeffrey Epstein‘s lawyer Alan Dershowitz was to defend biblical figures in a mock trial against accusations of “kidnapping and child trafficking,” has, perhaps wisely, been canceled.

He was supposed to be facing off against Chris Christie in the November event. Dershowitz tells Page Six the move “was agreed upon by everybody. It was a question of the subject.” He also said the advertising for the event at Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center — which featured a photo of him next to giant yellow capital letters reading “The charges: kidnapping and child trafficking” — might have been a problem. “The title was so provocative in the wake of Epstein’s suicide,” he told us.

Epstein, of course, was in jail pending a trial for sex trafficking children before his death last weekend. Dersh explained, “But it was about Joseph [the Old Testament figure] being sold into slavery.” The veteran lawyer, who tells us he has taken part in six or seven of these mock trials, was set to take on Christie, acting as the prosecutor.

Two women, Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Sarah Ransome, have claimed they had sex with Dershowitz at Epstein’s “direction.” Dershowitz denies the allegation.

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