Supermodel Gigi Hadid was recently present as one of the potential jurors in Harvey Weinstein's trial. The Harvey Weinstein criminal trial for charges of sexual assault began on January 6, 2020. Read on to know more details about this story.
The sexual assault claims against Miramax founder Harvey Weinstein took Hollywood by storm. More than 60 women confessed being harassed by Weinstein in some way or the other. Many Hollywood celebrities showed their support for movements like #MeToo and Time’s Up, which came into existence after the sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein came into the limelight.
Harvey Weinstein’s trial finally started on January 6, 2020. Hundreds of New York citizens have been part of Judge James Burke-headed trial. These people have reportedly been told that they could be potentially serving as one of the jury members in Harvey Weinstein's trial. Now, the latest addition to this list of potential jurors is supermodel Gigi Hadid.
According to a media portal’s report, reporters were first instructed to not report Hadid’s identity as she is a potential candidate for jury service, but the reporters were later granted permission to report about this development. Judge Burke went on to ask the potential jurors if they know Weinstein, any of his lawyers and attorneys, or any of the people who are connected to this case. When being asked about any connection to this case, Gigi Hadid responded by stating that she has met Harvey Weinstein and Salma Hayek. Salma Hayek had called Harvey a “monster” in a statement to a media portal due to the sexual harassment she faced by him.
This revelation by Hadid led Judge Burke question her further whether these connections with the witness and the accused will hinder Gigi from being an impartial juror. Gigi Hadid responded to this question by stating that she thinks she still can keep an open mind based on the facts that are present. Many jurors have already been dismissed because of their connection or claim of being unable to be impartial because of their link to the case. Some potential jurors have also been dismissed because of their scheduling and health issues.
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