Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend of the criminal Jeffrey Epstein, will ask for a new trial once the juror has shared that he had been a victim of sexual abuse.
Reuters shared Christian Everdell, one of Maxwell’s attorneys, lettered the US District Judge Alison Nathan, where he stated that there were incontrovertible grounds for the ex-British socialite to be given a new trial. He explained the matter as “an issue of pressing importance,” Everdell argued that disclosures by the juror “influenced the deliberations and convinced other members of the jury to convict Ms. Maxwell.”
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Everdell, in the letter, asked Judge Nathan to open an inquiry into the statements by this juror. The letter resulted from Scotty David’s words about jurors showing skepticism about the accounts of two of Maxwell’s accusers.
“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,” David said.
Jurors for this case filled a questionnaire asking if they or their close family members had some experience with sexual abuse or assault. Those who answered affirmatively were asked if they could be able to be fair and impartial.
David stated that he didn’t remember a single question about past sexual abuse, and he said that he would have answered honestly he didn’t even pay attention to the questionnaire.
Maxwell was charged on five out of six charges linked to sexual abuse.
Neama Rahmani, a legal expert, stated that David’s decision to speak out is “absolutely the last thing you want when you get a guilty verdict. It’s an absolute disaster,” according to Daily Mail.
“This entire conviction may get tossed, and we may have to retry the case,” she added.