Mirror Online: LONDON, England – Convicted child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell has been dealt a bitter blow after a judge denied her motion for a new trial.
The British socialite will now face sentencing on June 28, when she could be imprisoned for up to 60 years.
The 60-year-old had moved to have her conviction vacated after it emerged a juror had failed to reveal he had been sexually abused as a child when asked.
Scotty David went on to say in a series of media interviews how his own experience helped shaped the juror’s verdict once he revealed it to them.
Maxwell was convicted of sex trafficking and other charges for helping paedophile Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse multiple teenage girls from 1994 to 2004.
Ghislaine Maxwell in an embrace with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – Image: Patrick McMullan via Getty Images
In her ruling, Judge Alison Nathan wrote of Scotty David’s omission that although “highly unfortunate”, it was “not deliberate”.
She added: “The court further concludes that Juror 50 harboured no bias towards the defendant and could serve as a fair and impartial juror.”
Nathan added that the requirements for a new trial were not met.
“The defendant’s motion for a new trial is therefore denied,” she added.
The decision came just hours after Maxwell’s lawyers ask for the judgment to be delayed after her attorneys were made aware of a “bombshell revelation” by a juror.
Before the motion was denied her team filed a letter to the New York Court saying they had discovered the juror had been interviewed for a new documentary.
The Brit’s lawyer Bobbi Sternum wrote: “We write to make the Court aware of new information concerning Juror 50 that may impact Ghislaine Maxwell’s pending motion for a new trial.https://get-latest.
“Paramount Plus will be airing an additional interview with Juror 50 in an original series titled “Ghislaine – Partner in Crime.”
The trailer announced a “bombshell revelation” from Juror 50 in his “only in-depth interview.”
They added: “We have been unable to access the series in order to review the content of Juror’s 50 statements nor have we learned whether the interview was recorded before he testified at the March 8 hearing.
“The series was scheduled to air on March 29, but we have learned that Paramount is holding off airing the series pending the Court’s ruling concerning Juror 50.
“We bring to the Court’s attention this previously undisclosed interview and request a stay of any pending ruling review of the interview by the Court and counsel.”