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Billionaire Elon Musk has given a warning to the people who did business with financier and convicted pedophile, the late Jeffrey Epstein.
It came after a Twitter user mentioned that Twitter suspended the account of someone who was tracking the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who was convicted of sex trafficking for Epstein.
“It says it all that we heard more about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock than we heard about Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial. It is also “interesting” that the account tracking the Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial got banned when it gained traction. Lovely people indeed…,” the Twitter user said.
It says it all that we heard more about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock than we heard about Ghislaine Maxwell's trial.
It is also "interesting" that the account tracking the Ghislaine Maxwell's trial got banned when it gained traction.
Lovely people indeed… pic.twitter.com/zCATHYgRgV
— Pope of Muskanity (@RationalEtienne) May 2, 2022
“Where is their ‘client’ list? Shouldn’t at least one of them go down!?” Musk responded.
Where is their “client” list? Shouldn’t at least one of them go down!?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 2, 2022
It comes as Maxwell was moved from solitary confinement and allowed to start getting visitors in prison, The Telegraph reported.
“I am finally going to be able to see Ghislaine,” her brother Ian Maxwell said to The Telegraph.
“Apart from a few seconds of snatched conversation I had with her at the bar of the court, we have not had any meaningful interactions,” her brother said.
“There are dangers in it but she has come out of … that torture she has suffered,” Ian Maxwell told the UK paper.
“She finally has access to things she has not had for almost two years, starting with human company. The prison guards were told not to talk to her.
“She has had no human interaction; she has had no human company,” he said, saying that she “has kept her head held high and I admire her determination.”
“There are nasty internet trolls out there continuing to lead a lynch mob against her,” he said.
In April, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan upheld Maxwell’s conviction even after juror Scotty David was found to have misrepresented himself during pre-trial jury selection.
David’s failure to disclose to the court the fact that he was sexually abused as a child was “highly unfortunate,” Nathan ruled, but it was clearly not “deliberate,” the BBC reported.
“His failure to disclose his prior sexual abuse during the jury selection process was highly unfortunate, but not deliberate. The court further concludes that juror 50 harbored no bias toward the defendant and could serve as a fair and impartial juror,” the judge said, according to the report.
David’s questionnaire answer became an issue after Maxwell’s attorneys noticed that his answer didn’t jibe with his public rhetoric.
In an early January interview with several British news outlets, David “described a moment during the deliberations when he told fellow jurors in Maxwell’s trial that, like some of the victims of the late financier Epstein, he had been sexually abused as a child,” as noted by the AP.
“I know what happened when I was sexually abused. I remember the color of the carpet, the walls. Some of it can be replayed like a video. But I can’t remember all the details, there are some things that run together,” he said in the interview, providing a description of what he told the jury.
In addition, he said that he had also “convinced other jurors that a victim’s imperfect memory of sex abuse doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”
After Maxwell’s attorneys found out about the interview, they submitted a letter to Judge Nathan asserting that “based on undisputed, public information, the Court can and should order a new trial without any evidenciary hearing.”
One attorney, Christian Everdell, said there were “incontrovertible grounds” for Maxwell to get a new trial.
Everdell described the matter as “an issue of pressing importance,” saying disclosures by the juror “influenced the deliberations and convinced other members of the jury to convict Ms. Maxwell.”
“Excusing Juror 50’s false answers because he believes his concealed history of sexual abuse did not affect his ability to serve as a fair and impartial juror does not satisfy the appearance of justice. Only a new trial would,” the attorneys said.