Ghislaine Maxwell latest: Lawyers seek new trial following juror revelations
Ghislaine Maxwell juror says ‘brutal’ trial deliberations left them in tears as socialite was ‘like a stone’
Ghislaine Maxwell’s legal team have formally requested that her conviction be overturned and the case retried, following revelations that one of the jurors in her sex trafficking case had himself been abused sexual.
In a letter to the court, Maxwell’s attorneys wrote that they had filed his “motion for a new trial.”
They added: “For the reasons set out in the motion, we ask that all submissions relating to Juror No. 50 remain under seal until the court rules on the motion.”
Following Maxwell’s conviction for five counts of sex trafficking and other crimes, it emerged that one of the jurors in the trial had himself been sexually abused.
Juror No. 50 Scotty David told multiple news outlets that he was abused as a child and said he spoke to other jurors about his experience of sexual abuse.
Maxwell’s legal team argues that Mr David’s comments require a new trial.
How the original article appeared in The Independent
Here’s how the original interview with juror Scotty David appeared in The Independent earlier this month.
The interview revealed that Scotty David believed the witness testimonies because he himself is a survivor of sexual abuse.
He said Lucia Osborne-Crowley “This verdict is for all the victims. For those who have testified, for those who have come forward and for those who have not come forward. I’m glad Maxwell was held accountable.
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Holly BancroftJanuary 20, 2022 8:19 a.m.
Read in full: Ghislaine Maxwell files request for new trial following juror’s revelation of her own sexual abuse
Lawyers for the socialite and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell have formally requested that her case be retried, after one of the jurors in her case revealed he himself was a victim of sexual abuse.
Maxwell, 60, was convicted of five counts of sex trafficking and other crimes for recruiting and grooming teenage girls to have sex with late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
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Holly BancroftJanuary 20, 2022 8:14 a.m.