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.