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JurorGate Hearing's Scotty David Claims Ex-Partner, Noisy Environment Was Distracting Him.
Scotty David rejected my Cheez-Its. Lucia Osborne-Crowley, Vicky Ward, and the recently-sued Julie K. Brown were all MIA.
March 12, 2022
Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York (TRL)
Juror 50, aka Scotty David, was granted immunity and testified in court on Tuesday, asserting he had been distracted by a recent break-up and the noisy environment in which he took the juror questionnaire.
Juror 50, Scotty David, aka Scott Hagy, was captured leaving the SDNY courthouse by photojournalist Addy Adds. In the video below, I confronted David about the Carlyle Group, the Central Intelligence Agency, and Cheez-Its.
Scotty David testified under oath that "this is one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in my life."
Judge Alison J. Nathan, upon hearing from Juror 50's counsel, Todd Spodek, that he would invoke his 5th amendment right, granted the subpoenaed juror immunity from the court.
The journalist for the Independent who broke the JurorGate story, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, was absent from court.
Also not seen at Foley Square was journalist Julie K. Brown of the Miami-Herald, who was recently sued by two victims of Jeffrey Epstein, Haley Robson and Courtney Wild.
Vicky Ward, alleged close friend of Ghislaine Maxwell, was also absent from Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, despite the fact she is based in New York City.
Ghislaine Maxwell's sentencing is scheduled for June 28, 2022.
Although the hearing was initially scheduled for 10:00AM EST, it did not start until 10:23. Judge Alison J. Nathan denied a legal defense counsel request, addressed Todd Spodek, lawyer for Scotty David, and then proceeded to grant Juror #50 immunity from prosecution as a means to get him to grant the court his thoughts. This was coming in the wake of David’s declaration to invoke his 5th Amendment rights immediately prior.
Judge Nathan then called a sidebar to address the spelling of names before beginning her questioning of David.
JurorGate Hearing Scotty David Quotes:
“This is one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made in my life.”
“In no case. It would not affect me.”
“I felt rushed only because of all the commotion…”
“Is ‘no’ an accurate answer to that question?” - Judge Alison J. Nathan
Juror 50’s response: “No, it is not.”
“I did not hope to be on this jury. I did not set out to get on this jury.”
'“I really didn’t think I’d be chosen.”
“I was distracted by all the noise going on around me.”
“I apologize for wasting people’s time and money.”
Juror 50 aka Scotty David, real-name Scott Hagy, explained in court this week how he had sexually abused by a step-brother and friend, both of whom he did not consider to be family. He stated under oath," “I never considered them part of my family even when they lived with us for a couple years.”
Scotty also asserted he no longer identifies as a victim, saying “It doesn’t define me. It doesn’t make me who I am today.”
“I flew through this questionnaire. I never thought I’d be chosen for this jury," Juror 50 went on to say.
Despite my offer of Cheez-Its, Scotty David declined the gift. Perhaps it was because it was not the Family Size box? (Notice photographer Alec Tabak of the NY Post, and Adam Klasfeld in the background)
In the most recent filing in the docket for the Ghislaine Maxwell trial, Maxwell's legal defense team filed a Reply Memo of Law in Support of Motion, stating in the filing:
"Ms. Maxwell respectfully requests that the Court, in the
alternative, (1) vacate Ms. Maxwell’s convictions on the Mann Act counts (Counts One, Three,
and Four) and grant a new trial under Rule 33 because the convictions were based on a
constructive amendment and/or variance from the allegations in the Indictment, (2) enter
judgment on only one of the three multiplicitous conspiracy counts – specifically, Count Three, (3) vacate Ms. Maxwell’s conviction on all counts and dismiss the S2 Indictment for preindictment delay, and (4) enter a judgment of acquittal as to all counts under Rule 29."
In short, they are reasserting their request for a new trial and explanation of their motion, with many seeing the chances of the SDNY and government changing their mind being slim-to-none.
It was interesting to note that among the journalists who attended the JurorGate hearing on March 8 at the SDNY Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, writer for The Independent, Lucia Osborne-Crowley, was absent. Also not in attendance were the recently-sued Julie K. Brown of The Miami Herald, and neoliberal media darling, Vicky Ward.
The whole reason for the JurorGate hearing in the first place was due to Scotty David revealing his history of child sexual abuse officially to Crowley. Regardless, Crowley deemed her presence at the hearing unimportant, although Juror 50 thought she was important enough to mention under oath, referring to her only by her first name in court.
Indeed, it did seem that Ward was the one who took the younger Crowley under her proverbial wing over the course of the trial, likely also being the one who connected Scotty David with Crowley. Either Crowley or Ward posted a picture of the two of them together on Twitter towards the end of the trial, which has since been deleted.
Let us not forget the fact that David officially received permission from his employer, The Carlysle Group, to speak with the media post-trial. The Carlylse Group, as I have discussed before, has a former direct connection to the Central Intelligence Agency.
Unless a mistrial indeed happens, sentencing for Ghislaine Maxwell is scheduled for June 28, 2022.
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