Famed attorney and retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz told Breitbart News a New York Times story published on Saturday that he has been hired "to help the defense" in the Michigan female genital mutilation case is "misleading" and "another example of fake news by The New York Times."

On Saturday, the Times reported, "Recently, the Dawat-e-Hadiyah, an organization overseeing smaller Shiite Muslim sects, hired two well-known lawyers, Alan Dershowitz and Mayer Morganroth, to help the defense, The Associated Press reported."

"Misleading," Dershowitz said of the Times report. "I've written a letter to The Times correcting its story," Dershowitz told Breitbart News.

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