A JUROR at Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial broke his silence – saying the sex offender’s guilty verdict was “for all victims.”
Scotty David, who sat in the three-week trial in New York, said he was “delighted” that justice was served with the British social site facing 65 years behind bars.
Last month, the 60-year-old was found guilty of sex trafficking and grooming girls for abuse by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, with the pair described as “accomplices”.
A jury of six women and six men found her on five of the six counts because she was not found guilty of soliciting a minor to engage in an illegal sexual act after more than 40 consideration now.
And now, a juror has spoken for the first time about his pride in holding Maxwell accountable for her heinous crimes, adding that it offers hope future famous project.
He told Independence, “For those who testified, for those who came forward and those who did not. I’m glad Maxwell was held accountable.
“This ruling shows that you can be found guilty regardless of your status.”
In what has been described as the “trial of the century,” the jury heard four women describe how they were lured into abuse by Maxwell.
One, identified only as ‘Jane’ details how Maxwell recruited her at summer camp and made her feel “special”.
She said sexual encounters with Epstein became customary, and sometimes Maxwell was present.
Another, Carolyn, said she was often paid $300 after having sex with Epstein, often by Maxwell himself.
The alleged third victim, Annie Farmer, now 42, said Maxwell stroked her breasts when she was a teenager on a New Mexico ranch owned by Epstein.
Throughout the trial, the defense allegedly sought to portray the quartet’s account as unfounded because they argued that the accuser’s memories had changed over time.
But David said the jury believed all of the victims’ accounts with their testimony were corroborated by a large body of evidence.
“It’s all believable,” he told the outlet.
“Nothing they told me felt like a lie.”
Maxwell has assembled a team of experienced attorneys – including leading defense attorney Bobbi Sternheim – to defeat the sex trafficking allegations.
But her defense case lasted only two days because David suggested that the jury remained undaunted by the defense’s evidence.
“She was able to show us that this was a sample,” he explains.
“We knew we couldn’t use her testimony to convict Maxwell, but she showed the stereotype of how those girls were groomed.
“She showed us the pattern that happened to all these girls.
He continued: “It’s about confusing their boundaries.”
“For Jane, it started with seeing Maxwell topless. For Annie Farmer, it started with Maxwell showing her how to give Epstein a foot massage.
“The model is Ghislaine talking to you as if she were a teenager. Then it turns to massage. She tries to make you comfortable, to see what they can get away with.
“What she did was wrong.”
The jury also revealed that the accusers’ stories were supported by flight logs and several entries into Maxwell’s infamous “Black Book” that were referenced and released as exhibits. seal.
David added that the book provided jurors with clues about how Maxwell and Epstein evaded accountability in the past.
“The names and phone numbers of those girls are listed next to the words ‘mom’ and ‘dad’,” he said.
“Professional masseuses don’t need parents to accompany them.”
After Maxwell’s conviction, her family revealed they made an appeal.
Maxwell’s sister Isabel and brother Kevin attended the trial while brother Ian dropped the prosecutor’s case and the handling of Brit in custody.
In a statement released after the verdict, they said: “We firmly believe in our sister’s innocence – we are very disappointed with the verdict.
“We have begun an appeal tonight and we believe she will eventually be vindicated.”
Meanwhile, her brother Ian said that Maxwell won’t name or cut a deal to reduce her 65 years in prison.
I said Sunday Times: “The prosecution confirms no bargaining offers have been made or received [before the trial].
“I expect that position to be maintained.”
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