Convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell’s defense team is now seeking a new trial after two jurors revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail that they were victims of child sex abuse as children.
A week after Jeffery Epstein’s right-hand woman Ghislaine Maxwell was found guilty, juror Scotty David and another anonymous juror took it upon themselves to have an interview with the London-based Daily Mail.
In the interview, both David and the anonymous juror shared in their interview that they were victims of childhood sexual abuse and during the jury deliberation process, both jurors reportedly shared their own stories of being sexually abused.
According to BBC, Scotty David shared details about his horrific experiences of being sexually abused and was quoted saying:
“I know what happened when I was sexually abused. I remember the color of the carpet, the walls. Some of it can be replayed like a video,” he said he told the jury, according to The Independent. “But I can’t remember all the details, there are some things that run together.”
“When I shared that, they were able to sort of come around on, they were able to come around on the memory aspect of the sexual abuse,” Scotty David said, referring to other jurors, according to the Reuters news agency.
That wasn’t the only statement that caused Maxwell’s legal counsel to file for a mistrial, Scotty David also told a reporter that he “flew through” a questionnaire that asked whether or not he was ever sexually abused. Read more