Disgraced LA socialite Rebecca Grossman is accused of conspiring with her husband and daughter in jailhouse calls to ‘hunt down jurors, sway the judge and demand her former MLB star ex CONFESS to killing two brothers in horrific hit-and-run

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Written By Maya Cantina

Los Angeles County prosecutors believe murderess socialite Rebecca Grossman of conspiring with her husband and teen daughter as they accused her legal team of trying to tamper with the jury. 

Grossman, 62, was found guilty on February 23 of all counts over the September 29, 2020 crash that killed Jacob Iskander, 8, and his brother Mark, 11, while speeding on a residential street in Westlake Village. 

It was ruled that Grossman failed to stop after mowing them down. She denied killing them throughout the trial, with her attorney trying to muddy the waters by suggesting her former Major League Baseball player lover Scott Erickson had instead struck the siblings. 

Monday, Ryan Gould and Jamie Castro – deputy District Attorneys for LA County – filed a motion providing calls Grossman made with her 19-year-old daughter Alexis and husband Peter that suggest she may have asked them to hunt down witnesses and jurors and try to sway Judge Joseph Brandolino to give her a new trial. 

Specifically, she’s alleged to have told her teenage daughter to publicly release a body-camera video worn by a deputy that had been sealed by Judge Brandolino and even written a letter to the victims’ mother after she was found guilty. 

Los Angeles County prosecutors believe murderess socialite Rebecca Grossman (pictured center) of conspiring with her husband (pictured right) and teen daughter (pictured left) as they accused her legal team of trying to tamper with the jury 

Nancy and Karim Iskander, the two boys’ parents, said they received the letter from Grossman on March 13. 

The county is asking the judge that Grossman be barred from contacting them again. 

Despite Brandolino sealing the jurors’ contact information as well, at least two jurors reported three other members of the jury were contacted by Paul Stuckey, a private investigator ‘for the family,’ according to Gould and Castro.

‘This investigator did not properly identify’ which family he was working for, leaving the possibility he may have been working for the prosecution or the Iskanders.

At no point did Grossman’s lawyer Tony Buzbee petition the court for a juror’s identity.

The deputies argue that the only possible way they could’ve found the jurors was by photographing a pre-sealing jury list or copying from that list and that this is a form of both jury tampering and illegally having personal information of jurors. 

They want the court to have that information returned and they want Grossman barred from accessing phones or receiving visitors outside her legal team. They also want her mail checked, according to the LA Times.

Deputies claim Grossman used her phone privileges to encourage and engage in ‘potentially illegal conduct. 

Mark Iskander, 11, and his younger brother Jacob, eight, were killed in the crash in 2020. Rebecca Grossman is accused of writing a letter to their parents on March 13, following her conviction

Mark Iskander, 11, and his younger brother Jacob, eight, were killed in the crash in 2020. Rebecca Grossman is accused of writing a letter to their parents on March 13, following her conviction

Grossman's white Mercedes SUV is pictured moments after the crash

Grossman’s white Mercedes SUV is pictured moments after the crash

‘These calls include admissions to violating the court protective order regarding the disclosure of evidence on the internet and to the press,’ the filing states.

She’s also accused of using these calls to detail criminal conspiracies, including getting people to sway witnesses and Judge Brandolino, in addition to trying to get teen daughter Alexis to publish the body-camera video from a sheriff’s deputy at the scene of the crash. 

All phone calls are recorded by the Twin Towers jail where Grossman resides awaiting sentencing.

‘I want you to unblock the videos,’ she tells Alexis in one call detailed in the filing from February 23.

She responds: ‘I will.’

Her husband Peter then shockingly adds: ‘Everything you want us to put out, honey, let us know. We’re going to put it all out.’

‘I want you to put everything out,’ Rebecca confirms.

Prosecutors got the video sealed after informing the judge there was a webpage backed by Grossman’s legal team where it was on display. 

Grossman is also accused of using these calls to detail criminal conspiracies, including getting people to sway witnesses and Judge Joseph Brandolino

Grossman is also accused of using these calls to detail criminal conspiracies, including getting people to sway witnesses and Judge Joseph Brandolino 

It was ruled that Grossman failed to stop after mowing them down. She denied killing them throughout the trial, with her attorney trying to muddy the waters by suggesting her former Major League Baseball player lover Scott Erickson (pictured) had instead struck the siblings

It was ruled that Grossman failed to stop after mowing them down. She denied killing them throughout the trial, with her attorney trying to muddy the waters by suggesting her former Major League Baseball player lover Scott Erickson (pictured) had instead struck the siblings

However, Rebecca still pushed to get the video out to the public, in a separate call the next day demanding her husband ask a local TV reporter air it.

In other calls, she’s allegedly heard asking her husband to speak to a doctor at a burn center where Peter Grossman is the medical director.

Susan Manners, one of the witnesses to testify against Rebecca at trial, is a patient of that doctor. 

Rebecca told Peter she was upset that the doctor had not been able to sway Manners. 

She also allegedly told Peter to speak to a man named ‘Tom’ in an attempt to talk to Judge Brandolino to get her a new trial.  

‘If we can get witnesses to come forward and say they were told to say things, this can get us a new trial,’ Rebecca told daughter Alexis on February 24. 

‘We have to get a real story out there about everything behind us and everything that wasn’t done and all the things that were hidden from the jury and how the media influenced the entire trial and how they were releasing all this stuff to the media, just to make me look like a monster and that we know that the jurors were influenced by it,’ Grossman added, demanding Alexis find witnesses the defense hadn’t yet called.

She believes they create reasonable doubt and back up what her legal team said in an opening statement, that they saw a black car – allegedly the SUV belonging to Erickson – strike the Iskander brothers, and not the white car Rebecca followed him through the crosswalk with.  

‘I’m going to do everything for you, Mom,’ Alexis responded. ‘Everything. And so is Dad.’ 

The everything apparently included Rebecca trying to get Scott Erickson – the former Major League Baseball pitcher and her ex-boyfriend –  to take the fall.

‘You should call Scott Erickson and tell him to get on a video and that he needs to confess,’ Rebecca said to Peter on February 25. 

Peter Grossman responded: ‘I know he needs to confess, but right now, I can’t even talk about the case. But that guy needs to [know] you’re in jail for him, and it drives me crazy.’ 

‘Tell him to [make] a video and confess,’ Rebecca repeated. ‘I have a family.’

Grossman has had her had her $2 million bond revoked and has been jailed until her sentencing April 10, where she faces 34 years to life. 

She is also going to appeal her conviction for murdering two young brothers, her lawyer announced after the decision. 

Grossman denied killing them throughout the trial, with defense attorney Buzbee trying to muddy the waters by suggesting Erickson had instead struck the siblings.

That was seen as an attempt to exploit cops’ failure to check his car for damage, which Grossman was chasing in her Mercedes. Her car suffered damage consistent with striking the siblings. 

After the verdict, Gould stated that the jurors had seen through this excuse: ‘I would like to thank the jury – we are very happy with the verdict… There was not a shred of evidence that Scott Erickson was involved.’

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