Revelations by jurors may jeopardize Gislan Maxwell’s verdict — Action News Now

Lawyers for the convicted sex dealers said these comments provide “undisputed reasons” for the new trial

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyer was allowed to apply for a retrial after reports that two jurors may reveal their childhood sexual abuse history to influence others to convict her of sex trafficking.

On Wednesday, New York Judge Alison Nathan filed a defense before January 19 to file a legal motion to set aside the conviction.Maxwell’s lawyer told the court that there were “The undisputed grounds for a retrial” After a juror-identified as “Scott David”-told various media, he revealed his abuse experience during the jury deliberations.

The prosecutor also asked the judge to conduct a hearing on Scottie David’s interview next month. The 35-year-old Manhattan resident told Reuters on Tuesday that he presented his history after some jurors were skeptical of the statements of the two accusers of Maxwell.

“When I shared this, they were able to understand a little bit… the memory aspect of sexual abuse,” David told the news agency how he waited until high school to talk to people about his abuse to explain why some victims might not come forward earlier.

Added him “Fly over” In the jury selection questionnaire, the juror also claimed that he did not remember a question about his personal experience of sexual abuse, but insisted that he would answer honestly. He also told the Daily Mail “They won’t ask about your sexual abuse history” In the selection process.

However, according to reports, court records show that approximately 230 prospective jurors have received questionnaires asking whether they or someone they know have been sexually abused. According to the “Daily Mail” report, this question requires them to answer whether any such experience will affect their ability to serve impartially.

Although David told the newspaper that he “Absolutely remember” Fill out the questionnaire on the first day of your choice and “It will definitely be marked as yes,” He added that he “honestly [doesn’t] Remember this question. “ But he did think of something about “Family or relatives or something sexually abused.”

At the same time, in an interview with The New York Times, another juror who asked not to be named revealed that during the jury deliberations, they had also discussed the issue of sexual abuse as a child.They told the newspaper “It seems to help shape the jury discussion.”

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