A lawyer representing several of the women allegedly victimized by billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein said Wednesday that it was a “gut punch” that Ghislaine Maxwell could receive a new trial after it was revealed that one of the jurors may have withheld his past sexual abuse and used it to sway the jury.
“Ghislaine Maxwell may get a new trial. Really,” attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents eight women who were alleged victims of sexual abuse by Epstein, wrote in a Twitter thread reacting to the news. “Because another human was sexually abused. This is just awful. Juror Scotty David has given interviews. He says he revealed his sexual abuse history during deliberations. Fine, that’s allowed.”
Ghislaine Maxwell may get a new trial. Really. Because