Ghislaine Maxwell to seek new trial after one juror says he was a victim of sexual abuse

Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell sits as the guilty verdict in her sex abuse trial is read in a courtroom sketch in New York City, U.S., December 29, 2021. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg/File Photo

Ghislaine Maxwell, who was convicted last week of aiding Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuses, deserves a new trial, her lawyer said on Wednesday after a juror told media including Reuters that he had been a victim of sexual abuse.

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SOURCE: Reuters – By Luc Cohen and Jonathan Stempel; By Courtney Walsh and John Mair; Editing by Leela de Kretser, Toby Davis and Jane Wardell