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Maxwell Verdict May Be Jeopardized By New Juror Disclosures

Jeffrey Epstein Maxwell Trial
In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell enters the courtroom escorted by U.S. Marshalls at the start of her trial, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in New York. Two years after Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide behind bars, a jury is set to be picked Monday in New York City to determine a central question in the long-running sex trafficking case: Was his longtime companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s puppet or accomplice? (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

(New York, NY) — A federal judge is considering a new trial for Ghislaine Maxwell after some jurors, who found her guilty, admitted they shared their own sexual assault history during deliberations.
As a result defense attorneys are demanding a new trial due to the jurors’ public disclosures.
The judge in the federal sex trafficking trial of the British socialite wants to hear more from attorneys on both sides following jurors’ statements confirming their own history of sexual abuse, which was discussed during deliberations.
After Maxwell was convicted on multiple charges of sex trafficking and abetting abuse for the late Jeffrey Epstein, a juror went public with his own sexual abuse history to news outlets, prompting outcry from defense lawyers.
In addition, a second juror has now detailed sexual abuse as a child to the New York Times.
U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan has given defense lawyers until January 19th to file requests. In February, she’s expected to determine next steps.