Last week, Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted on 5 of 6 charges in one of the most highly anticipated and controversial trials in recent history. Maxwell showed no emotion in court as the judge spoke. After the verdict was read, she poured herself a glass of water and took two sips. Just one week after the guilty verdict, the entire trial has been thrown in to jeopardy as one of the jurors admitted that he had a potential conflict of interest. The Daily Mail Reports–
“The rogue juror whose admission that he was a victim of sexual abuse has thrown the Ghislaine Maxwell conviction into chaos and has lawyered up over the disastrous fall-out of his revelations, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Juror Scotty David rejected prosecutors’ offer to appoint counsel for him when they called for a court investigation in an apparent attempt to get ahead of events branded ‘a disaster’ by legal experts.
Instead, New York based lawyer Todd Spodek, who represented ‘fake heiress’ Anna Sorokin, informed the court that he had been appointed counsel for Juror 50 and that his client was rejecting its offer of counsel.
And Maxwell’s defense team wasted no time rejecting a prolonged investigation and calling for a mistrial.
David was the first of two jurors who have revealed their stories of sexual abuse and the role that sharing it played in deliberations.”
Maxwell may still face perjury charges for her role in a 2016 lawsuit where she denied knowledge of Epstein’s sexual abuse.