Lawyers For Ghislaine Maxwell To Seek New Trial After Juror Discloses He Was Sex Abuse Victim

Maxwell was convicted Dec. 29 of recruiting and grooming teenage girls to be abused by late financier Jeffrey

Ghislaine Maxwell attends a 2014 Gala at Three Sixty on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Image)


Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking a new trial after one of the jurors who convicted the British socialite told news outlets he was a sex abuse victim.

The new revelations “present incontrovertible grounds for a new trial,” wrote Maxwell’s attorney Christian Everdell in a filing, half of which was redacted. “According to the juror, his disclosure influenced the deliberations and convinced other members of the jury to convict Ms. Maxwell.”

In a subsequent document, another member of Maxwell’s legal team, Jeffrey Pagliuca, wrote that “the Court can and should order a new trial” and that they were currently drafting a motion to support their position.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan set a schedule for both sides to file papers on the matter.

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