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MSNBC Interview With Alan Dershowitz Awkwardly Interrupted by Skype Calls from Weinstein Accuser

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Someone at MSNBC needs to learn that they can turn off Skype notifications while on Skype with someone else – namely, lawyer Alan Dershowitz.

And that’s how a conversation about the Russia investigation became a fight to ignore the periodic popping noise of an incoming Skype message.

The person trying to get in touch with MSNBC, incidentally, was actress Natassia Malthe, who was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein back in 2008.

A source at MSNBC said that Malthe was calling into the show because she was a guest in the 11 A.M. hour with Stephanie Ruhle. She is one of 85 women who chose to be identified who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Weinstein was arraigned in New York Friday.

It was particularly ironic that Malthe called while host Hallie Jackson spoke to Dershowitz, of all people, because Dershowitz actually consulted with the Weinstein team to procure a set of emails. Even though his work with the case was finished, Dershowitz declined to discuss it with Jackson out of an abundance of caution.

Meanwhile, Jackson thought that Dershowitz was the one receiving the call, leading her to giggle as Malthe’s avatar popped up over the image of his face not once, but twice in the segment.

“I know you’re getting another Skype call as we speak from somebody else,” she said after the second incident, with a quizzical look.

Nope, Hallie. That’s your own team making a boo-boo. Don’t blame it on the 79-year-old law professor.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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