Jeffrey Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell appeals sex trafficking conviction over jury member’s ‘lie inside courtroom’

GHISLAINE Maxwell has filed an appeal asking for her sex trafficking convictions to be overturned.

Maxwell was jailed for 20 years in June last year after she was found guilty of procuring teenage girls for her sex offender former lover Jeffrey Epstein.

Federal Bureau of PrisonsGhislaine Maxwell has filed to overturn her sex trafficking convictions[/caption]

Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years last JuneGetty

Maxwell is arguing that “fatal” errors were made by prosecutors and a judge in court.

After her trial, one of the jurors revealed that he had been sexually abused as a child.

This information was not disclosed prior to the trial.

“Ms. Maxwell was denied her right to be tried by a fair and impartial jury when a juror revealed that he gave made materially false statements in jury selection that concealed that he had experienced the ‘exact same thing’ as the victims, namely, childhood sexual abuse,” her attorney, Arthur Aidala wrote in a statement on Tuesday, per the New York Post.

“To compound the error, during jury deliberations, he used his undisclosed prior experience to convince other jurors that the defendant was guilty,” he continued.

Aidala also argued that Maxwell’s trial was used to satisfy “public outrage” over Epstein.

“The government prosecuted Ms Maxwell as a proxy for Jeffrey Epstein” to satisfy “public outrage” over the case and worked with his accusers “to develop new allegations out of faded, distorted, and motivated memories,” the lawyer said in a statement, per Reuters.

Maxwell remains at a federal prison in Florida.

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