The Jeffrey Epstein controversy continues…
Previously, we have witnessed the guilty verdict in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial and found guilty 5 out of 6 charges against her but it did not take long before it was jeopardized by one of the jurors who admitted that he had a potential conflict of interest.
Well, the juror admitted that he was a sex abuse victim from the past.
The juror claims the doubt on his impartiality in the case causing Maxwell’s defense team.
The Epoch Times reported:
Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense team filed a motion in federal court on Dec. 19 requesting a new trial for the British socialite.
On Dec. 29 Maxwell was found guilty of five out of six sex-trafficking charges on behalf of the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Accompanying exhibits for the new trial request are under seal.
At the center of the motion is Juror No. 50, who had recently stated publicly he was a victim of childhood sexual abuse and made this known to his fellow jurors during deliberations.
The prosecution had previously requested there be an inquiry into the juror and the defense had previously requested a new trial.
On Jan. 5, Judge Alison Nathan set a briefing schedule with Jan. 19 as the date the defense could officially file a motion for a new trial. The prosecution could respond on Feb. 2 and the defense could reply to that on Feb. 9.
The prosecution informed Nathan on Jan. 10 that if there’s no new trial it will drop its two outstanding perjury charges against Maxwell.
Juror No. 50 is represented by Todd Spodek, of Spodek Law Group in Manhattan.
Spodek submitted a motion to intervene, making Juror No. 50 an active party in the case, and requested to be provided with Juror No. 50’s questionnaire.