Gigi Hadid Has Judy Duty… On the Harvey Weinstein Case

If you are accused of committing a crime in the United States, you’re entitled to a trial in front of a jury of your peers. In practice this means people who live in the jurisdiction where your trial takes place, and any adult over the age of 18 can be called, which means if you live somewhere with a bunch of celebrities, one of them might be on your jury.

Like Gigi Hadid. The sexy supermodel recently got jury duty and actually went.

Imagine her surprise when she showed up and found out that the case she was potentially on the jury for was that of movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Reuters reported that Hadid told the court she had met Weinstein and potential witness Salma Hayek, but she believed she could remain impartial.

“I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts,” said Hadid, who as a Manhattan resident received a standard jury summons.

Of the 120 potential jurors who appeared on Monday, dozens were excused after saying they could not be impartial, without providing a reason. Just 35 were asked to return to court on Thursday for the second phase of jury selection, in which they will be asked more detailed questions about their backgrounds.

Me, I never have to show up for jury duty. I just answer the questionnaire honestly and it turns out, if you believe all police officers are inherently untrustworthy witnesses and the war on drugs is a human rights violation, you don’t get out on juries.

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