Supermodel Gigi Hadid Is Among Potential Harvey Weinstein Jurors
The model told Judge James Burke she could be fair and impartial
Gigi Hadid has been called as one of 120 potential jurors to serve on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in New York.
The supermodel was called to Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday, CNN reported, where she told Judge James Burke she could be fair and impartial.
While Hadid admitted to having previously met both Weinstein and Salma Hayek, one of the possible witnesses Judge Burke read to the jury pool, the model said she believed she would be “able to keep an open mind on the facts,” according to BuzzFeed News.
Apparently Hadid is excited about the opportunity, eagerly sharing the news of her jury duty summons in an Instagram story last week.
“This week a dream came true,” Hadid reportedly wrote in the January 5 story, according to a screengrab captured by Just Jared. “I’ve been summoned for jury duty, y’all.” The model went on to “thank the state of New York,” adding that her mother, former model Yolanda Hadid, seemed “concerned by my genuine excitement … I realize it will prob suck. Let me dream.”
Luckily for Hadid and her ambitious if perplexing jury duty dreams, the model was among 35 potential jurors asked to fill out a jury questionnaire and return to court on Thursday, CNN reported.
Weinstein is on trial for allegedly raping a woman in 2013 and sexually assaulting another woman in 2006. The disgraced film producer has pleaded not guilty to two counts of predatory sexual assault, two counts of rape and one count of a criminal sexual act.
When asked how he felt about Hadid potentially being seated on the jury, defense attorney Arthur Aidala reportedly pulled a Mariah Carey, saying he “didn’t know of her,” according to CNN.
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