There is a major twist in the Ghislaine Maxwell Case after she was found guilty on five federal sex trafficking charges.
60-year-old Maxwell, who faces up to 65 years in prison, could see the conviction overturned due to a mistrial.
One juror said that his own personal history of being sexually abused helped him convince the jury to convict Maxwell.
For a fair trial, it’s critical to abide by the Sixth Amendment in the Constitution. Anyone accused of committing a crime is entitled to a trial before “an impartial jury.”
Maxwell was convicted on charges that she helped recruit teenage girls to be sexually abused by disgraced billionaire Jeffery Epstein.
Scotty David, who was selected as a juror, claims he was not asked about his own experience before he was chosen to be on the jury.
A jury has found Ghislaine Maxwell
Count 1: Guilty
Count 2: Not Guilty
Count 3: Guilty
Count 4: Guilty
Count 5: Guilty
Count 6: Guilty
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) December 29, 2021
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David said that in deliberations he told his fellow jurors about his sexual abuse experience after some voiced doubts about the testimonies of “Jane” and “Carolyn,” two of the four women who testified against Maxwell.
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“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,” he said in the interviews, according to NBC News.
David said that he told his fellow jurors how he had waited until high school before revealing his childhood abuse to anyone. This was an effort to explain why the witnesses “Jane” and “Carolyn” might not have come forward earlier with their accusations against Epstein and Maxwell, the New York Post reported…
That juror also said they had discussed their abuse during the deliberations and that it seemed to shape the jury’s discussion.
These two jurors’ disclosures could be problematic, especially if they failed to mention their experiences to the court during the jury selection process, the New York Times reported.
All the potential jurors in the case were asked in a confidential questionnaire whether they or any relatives had been sexually abused or harassed, NBC News reported.
With these two jurors’ recent disclosures, the federal prosecutors asked the judge, Alison J. Nathan, who presided over Maxwell’s trial, to investigate the process by which the jury was selected.