After a juror claims he was subjected to’sexual abuse,’ Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers have requested a new trial.


After a juror claims he was subjected to’sexual abuse,’ Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers have requested a new trial.

GHISLAINE MAXWELL’S legal team has requested a new trial after it was revealed that a juror “influenced” and “convinced” other members of the jury to convict the sex trafficker.

After a juror told media that he used his own experiences as a child victim of sexual abuse to persuade other skeptic jurors, lawyer Christian Everdell said there were “incontrovertible grounds” for Maxwell to get a new trial.

Following some jurors’ skepticism about the accounts of two of Maxwell’s accusers, the juror, who asked to be identified only by his first and middle names, Scotty David, revealed his experience of being sexually abused as a child.

“I know what happened when I was sexually abused,” the 35-year-old from Manhattan told The Independent.

“I recall the carpet’s and walls’ colors.

Some of it can be watched again and again, just like a video.

“They were able to sort of come around on, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse when I shared that,” she says.

Mr Everdell described the case as “an issue of pressing importance” in a letter to US District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan, saying the juror’s disclosures “influenced the deliberations and convinced other members of the jury to convict Ms Maxwell.”

Last Thursday, the 60-year-old socialite was found guilty of assisting her ex-boyfriend, paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein, in recruiting and grooming minors.

Maxwell was found guilty of five of the six charges by a US jury, but she still faces a separate trial for perjury.

Epstein, a convicted sex offender and financier, committed suicide in a Manhattan jail in August 2019 while awaiting his own sex trafficking trial.

Following the request for a new trial, attorney Todd Spodek appeared in court and stated that he was representing Juror No 50 in a court filing, but did not name the juror.

No. 1 Juror

50 was one of the 18 jurors chosen to serve as a juror or alternate on November 29.

Hundreds of potential jurors completed questionnaires that included questions about whether they or a family member had ever been sexually abused or assaulted.

Ms Nathan followed up with those who said “yes,” asking if they would still be able to be fair and impartial.

Scotty David stated emphatically that he did not.

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