This morning, supermodel Gigi Hadid was among the latest pool of potential jurors in Judge James Burke‘s LA courtroom who might potentially serve as jurors in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case.
This despite having met the defendant and one of his alleged victims. Salma Hayek, who says she was sexually harassed by Weinstein and called the former film producer “my monster.”
Burke asked Hadid, “Is there anything about having met them that makes you unable to be an impartial juror?”
Hadid told the judge, “I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts.”
No word on whether or not she was picked or if she has to return on Thursday for the beginning of the more formal voir dire process.
via the Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Burke also said on Monday that some potential jurors have discussed the case on social media, in violation of his orders. “Let me tell you, they may be held in contempt of court … and face serious consequences up to and including 30 days in jail and a significant fine,” he said. “So, don’t do that.”