Judge Considers TOSSING Ghislaine Maxwell GUILTY VERDICT and RE-DOING TRIAL After “JUROR BLUNDER” Is Discovered

The Ghislaine Maxwell trial had only just faded from the headlines before taking a drastic turn.

Two jurors who spoke to the press about their deliberations have noted that they themselves were victims of sexual abuse and used their experiences to sway jurors who were skeptical of the prosecution’s witnesses.

The revelation has, naturally, resulted in additional legal action as the defense has asked the judge to toss the guilty verdict and immediately order a new trial while the prosecution is asking the judge to investigate the jury selection process while setting a date for a hearing in about a month.

As of January 7, 2022, the judge has refused to grant either request.

Rather, she has given the defense until January 19 to fine its motion, after which the prosecution has until February 2 to respond to the defense’s motion.

There is no telling which way the case will go, but what can be said for certain is that the American legal system gives the judge a huge amount of discretion in the case.

She could agree with the defense’s request for an automatic new trial, and she would have an entirely valid reason to do so.

Jury members were specifically asked if they had experienced sexual abuse; an affirmative answer would have led the judge to ask the juror additional questions to ensure he or she could serve impartially.

One of the jurors in question said he “doesn’t remember” his answer as he “flew through the forms” but court records reveal he was not asked additional questions.

More importantly, the fact that both jurors have made it clear that they used their experiences to sway jurors who questioned the accuracy of two witnesses’ accounts makes shows their personal experience likely played a role in the final verdict.

This is considered unacceptable in the legal world, as jurors are supposed to decide on the verdict based solely on the evidence they see and hear in court.

On the other hand, there are some who feel that even this revelation would not automatically result in a new trial.

Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, notes that the court system values “finality” and judges don’t like to overturn verdicts.

Another law professor points out that the fact the jury acquitted Ms. Maxwell on one count shows that the jury was “responsible in its deliberations.”

However, even if the judge does rule against Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers’ request, the two jury members’ revelations of past sexual abuse can still be used as grounds for an appeal, and an appellate lawyer will likely take the situation into account when deciding on the case in the future.

While a complete reversal of the verdict may seem entirely unlikely because of the nature and notoriety of Ms. Maxwell’s crimes, one would do well to remember that Bing Crosby was allowed to walk not long ago because the prosecution bungled its case from the get-go.

There have been many who have stated from the start that the Ghislaine Maxwell trial was about the government finding a scapegoat to make itself look good, rather than actually bringing criminals to justice.

Such individuals point to the obvious fact that none of the rich and powerful men who associated with Jeffrey Epstein were questioned, much less brought to trial for their role in the scandal.

Furthermore, the prosecution did not appear to have properly prepared its witnesses for cross-examination, declined to call some of Mr. Epstein’s most high-profile accuses to the stand, called a first witness who acted more like a witness for the defense than the prosecution, and then rested its case far earlier than expected.

To say the government bungled its case would be a massive understatement, and it could very well be that the jury was swayed to convict based on the personal experiences of two jury members rather than the evidence (or lack of it).

Only time will tell what will happen, but it’s clear that those who doubted the government’s handling of the case have been shown to be right yet again.

4 thoughts on “Judge Considers TOSSING Ghislaine Maxwell GUILTY VERDICT and RE-DOING TRIAL After “JUROR BLUNDER” Is Discovered”

  1. The jurors that lied should be prosecuted to the fullest! Send a message to future jurists who have no respect for our justice system, whatever is left…

  2. Another miscarriage of justice! When are we ever going to punish those who deserve it? Why was Bill Clinton not questioned and or Bill Gates????

  3. I agree why was Bill Clinton and Bill Gates not questioned..This case is so disgusting it makes me sick, also more attention to details when questioning potential jurors, this process is so very important in order for justice to be served, and if those two jurors lied , then they should be held responsible for that and deserve to be punished themselves. This can’t be allowed to happen, ever,without consequences.

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