Ghislaine Maxwell Possible Mystical ‘Punch in the Gut’ for Epstein Victims – Lisa Bloom

Ghislaine Maxwell could get a second chance to be acquitted of Jeffrey Epstein charges through a new trial, and says attorney Lisa Bloom, “It’s terrifying.”


The British socialite was convicted of sex trafficking of girls between 1994 and 2004 for abusing her pedophile ex-boyfriend.

However, a juror, Scotty David, conducted media interviews in which he disclosed that he was a sexual abuse survivor, raising questions about whether he had disclosed this fact during his questionnaire.


The jurors were asked to provide details of any history of sexual abuse, while their answers have not been made public, with prosecutors calling for an investigation and a false trial to defend.

Lisa Bloom, who represents eight Epstein victims, wrote on Twitter: “Ghislaine Maxwell may get a new trial. Indeed. Because another human was sexually abused.


“It’s just awful.

“Juror Scotty David has given interviews. He says he disclosed his history of sexual abuse during deliberations. Well, it’s allowed. But…

“Like everyone in the jury pool, he filled out a questionnaire prior to the trial. One question was whether he was the victim of sexual abuse, and if so, to describe him, without anonymity.”


Bloom said that “lawyers and judges know” how the juror responded and called the prosecution’s call for an investigation a “bad sign.”

The judge ordered that David be given a court-appointed attorney at the request of the prosecution.

A briefing on the defense proposal is scheduled for January 19 in pursuit of a new test, which Bloom described as a “very bad sign”.


The judge’s order read: “The parties’ briefing should address whether any type of investigation is permitted and/or necessary and, if so, the nature of such investigation.”

Bloom wrote: “If he lied and if the court believed it was material, the judge may order a new trial.

“My heart goes out to the 4 victims who have to do it all over again.

“And this story underscores how many people have been sexually abused. This is a massive epidemic.

“And because this juror was a victim, and brave enough to tell his story and stand with the other victims in the deliberation room, a convicted sex trafficker could get a do-over.

“One punch in the gut to the 8 Jeffrey Epstein victims I represent.”

A court filing by Maxwell’s team read: “The Supreme Court has held that in order to be entitled to a new trial, a party must first demonstrate that a juror has honestly been able to answer a material question on Voor Strict. failed, and then further demonstrates that a correct response would have provided a valid basis for the challenge to reason.”

It added: “This standard applies even if the jury member’s conduct was only unintentional and not intentional.”

In other words, Maxwell’s team appears prepared to argue that they could have legally asked the court not to select Scotty David on the jury if he had given the full account of his experiences.

If he did not do so, it would deprive him of the opportunity to challenge his selection, triggering a wrongful trial, even if he did not intend to mislead the court.

Bloom stressed that jurors are entitled to talk about their personal experiences, including sexual abuse.

She wrote on Twitter: “I want to be clear: Being a victim of sexual abuse does not disqualify you from serving on a sexual abuse jury.

“On the contrary, I want victims of my injuries. Many victims say they can’t work on my tests because of this. But please, we need you.”

“The issue is whether this juror lied on his questionnaire, denying him the opportunity to ask questions during jury selection to see whether he was biased.

“BTW, why do we believe that victims are biased but non-victims are not? Non-victims often have the wrong idea about abuse.”

The government’s letter read: “Assuming the accuracy of the reporting, the juror insisted that he ‘flew’ through the prospective juror questionnaire and asked whether he had been the victim of sexual abuse, but said that He will ‘answer honestly’.

“Based on the foregoing, the Government is of the view that the Court should investigate.”

Ghislaine Maxwell, as seen at a benefit ceremony in New York on May 6, 2014, may be on trial again over a juror’s public comments. Jeffrey Epstein poses for a sex offender mugshot after being charged by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purchase of a minor for prostitution on July 25, 2013.
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