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Rogue Juror Who Could Tank Maxwell Conviction to Plead the Fifth

  • Scotty David told media his past abuse helped sway jury
  • Maxwell is seeking a new trial based on his press comments
The main jury panel sits in the jury box after deliberation during Ghislaine Maxwell's trial in New York, in Dec. 2021.

The main jury panel sits in the jury box after deliberation during Ghislaine Maxwell's trial in New York, in Dec. 2021.

Photographer: Elizabeth Williams/AP Photo

The juror in Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial who said he raised his childhood sexual abuse during deliberations is pleading the Fifth at a hearing next week on whether her conviction should be overturned.

Todd Spodek, the juror’s lawyer, said Tuesday in a letter to the judge that his client would invoke his constitutional right against to self-incrimination to not answer questions at the March 8 hearing in Manhattan federal court.