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Ghislaine Maxwell denied new trial in Jeffrey Epstein sex crime case


Ghislaine maxwell appeared via video link at her arraignment hearing, where she was denied bail due to her role in helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse and recruit minor girls. This courtroom sketch is from Manhattan Federal Court on July 14, 2020.

Jane Rosenberg | Reuters

Friday’s federal judge denied Ghislaine Maxwell a fresh trial. She had claimed that her conviction in the case of Jeffrey Epstein sexually abusing underage girls was clouded by the absence of a jury member who didn’t disclose that he had been sexually molested.

Judge Alison Nathan stated in her ruling Maxwell’s lawyers failed to meet the conditions for granting a second trial in criminal cases.

Nathan said that Maxwell was a juror who had “skimmed over too fast” during Maxwell’s trial. The questionnaire asked potential jurors whether they have been victims of sexual abuse.

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