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Ghislaine Maxwell files for RETRIAL weeks after conviction over juror’s sex abuse trauma


GHISLAINE Maxwell has filed for RETRIAL weeks after she was convicted over a juror’s sex abuse trauma, it has been reported.

Attorneys for Maxwell have requested her sex trafficking conviction be overturned due to a juror’s possible failure to disclose that he was sexually abused as a child before the trial.  

Maxwell was found guilty of five out of six counts of grooming girls for Epstein’s paedophile ring last month

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Maxwell was found guilty of five out of six counts of grooming girls for Epstein’s paedophile ring last month

In a court filing on Friday, Maxwell’s attorneys said the motion for retrial had been filed under seal, but referenced Juror No. 50, Scotty David, Mail Online reports.

Attorney Bobbi C. Sternheim wrote in a letter to Judge Alison Nathan: “For the reasons set forth in the Motion, we request that all submissions pertaining to Juror No. 50 remain under seal until the Court rules on the Motion.”

It comes after juror Scotty David, who sat during the three-week trial in New York, revealed he told the jury about his own abuse as a child during deliberations, potentially affecting the verdict.

Last month, 60-year-old Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and grooming girls for paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, with the pair described as “partners in crime”.

The jury of six women and six men convicted her on five out of six counts as she was found not guilty of enticing a minor to engage in an illegal sex act after more than 40 hours of deliberation.

David was the first of two jurors who revealed they had experienced sexual abuse themselves and the role that sharing it played in deliberations.

He first told DailyMail.com that he had not revealed this history during jury selection because it had not been asked on the juror questionnaire.

When it was pointed out that question 48 of 50 asked exactly that question, he told the publication he did not remember, but had answered all questions “honestly”.

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Maxwell and Epstein were described as 'partners in crime'

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Maxwell and Epstein were described as ‘partners in crime’
Jury members were convinced that Maxwell was guilty of serving up girls for former lover Epstein

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Jury members were convinced that Maxwell was guilty of serving up girls for former lover Epstein
Lawyer for some of Epstein’s victims says he wouldn’t have been able to abuse such a number without Ghislaine Maxwell





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