Despite being convicted last week of aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuses, Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers argue she should get a new trial.
Apparently, one of the jurors, according to what he told the media, had been a victim of sexual abuse. The issue is he lied during the jury selection by not disclosing this beforehand.
“The juror, who asked to be identified by his first and middle names, Scotty David, told Reuters that during deliberations after some jurors expressed skepticism about the accounts of two of Maxwell’s accusers, he shared his experience of having been sexually abused as a child…’ When I shared that, they were able to sort of come around on, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse”” .
“Later on Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a second juror described having been sexually abused as a child during deliberations. That juror, who requested anonymity to speak to the Times, said this revelation appeared to help shape the jury’s discussion,” Reuters reported.
Prosecutors said the juror’s statements to the media “merit attention” by the court and asked for a hearing to be scheduled in about a month.