GHISLAINE Maxwell filed for RETRIAL weeks after she was convicted of sexual abuse trauma by a juror, it has been reported.
Attorneys for Maxwell have asked for her sex trafficking conviction to be overturned because a juror may not have disclosed that he had been sexually abused as a child before the trial.
In a court filing on Friday, Maxwell’s attorneys said the retrial motion was filed in secret, but referred to Grand Jury number 50, Scotty David, Online email report.
Attorney Bobbi C. Sternheim wrote in a letter to Judge Alison Nathan: “For the reasons outlined in the Motion, we request that all submissions relating to Grand Jury No. 50 remain sealed for until the Court issues a Motion.”
It comes after juror Scotty David, who sat in a three-week trial in New York, revealed that he had told the jury about his childhood abuse during deliberation, having ability to influence the judgment.
Last month, 60 years old Maxwell was found guilty of sex trafficking and grooming girls for abuse by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, with the pair described as “accomplices”.
A jury of six women and six men found her on five of the six counts because she was not found guilty of soliciting a minor to engage in an illegal sexual act after more than 40 consideration now.
David was the first of two jurors to reveal their experience of sexual abuse and the role that sharing it played in the deliberations.
He first told DailyMail.com that he had not disclosed this history during the jury selection process because it had not been asked in the jury questionnaire.
When pointed out that question 48 out of 50 asked exactly that question, he told the publication that he did not remember, but answered all questions “honestly”.
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