Gigi Hadid Will Not Be Part of the Jury in Harvey Weinstein’s Trial
Gigi Hadid was called in and questioned by the court earlier this week regarding serving as a potential juror on the Harvey Weinstein case
The world has been eagerly waiting for probably what can be called, the trial of the century as Hollywood’s disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein is called in court against accusations of sexual misconduct. Earlier this week, supermodel Gigi Hadid was called in as a potential juror to the rape trial against Harvey. However, she is also close friends with Cara Delevingne, who accused Harvey, and also met Salma Hayek in the past who has spoken out against the producer as well.
In latest news, Gigi has been dismissed from the trial, reported Variety. The model was screened along with roughly 200 other potential jurors earlier this week in New York. She was spotted leaving the courthouse which caused a media frenzy as photographers swarmed her. Many asked her about what had happened within the walls of the court, however, the model did not respond to the reporters’ questions. She said she had met Harvey before, but when Burke asked if she could be fair, she said she could. When the judge read aloud the list of potential names who may be called as a witness or are relevant to the trial, Gigi revealed that she had met Salma Hayek and may have met one more person whose name is on the list.
Over the course of the past few days, both - the defense and prosecution - have met individuals who should be excluded from the case, based on information provided that makes the individuals unable to properly serve on the jury. Both sides agreed that Gigi was not suitable to serve as a juror in this particular case. She was one of hundreds of prospective jurors who’ve been dismissed from the trial. Six groups of about 120 people were brought in for jury duty and met with the judge, defense and prosecution.