Is there no justice left in this world? Do I have to live in a world where a reality-star can become President but a supermodel can’t be on the jury for an alleged movie mogul rapist? Gigi Hadid has officially been dismissed from jury duty for the trial of Harvey Weinstein. In the words of Elle Woods: “I object!”
Model and wannabe crime-fighter Gigi Hadid has lost another opportunity to be an arbiter of justice and keep the streets safe. She was on the list of potential jurors in the case of New York vs. Harvey Weinstein. Harvey is on trial for rape and sexual assault and could be going to prison for life. And I, for one, wanted Gigi Hadid to be a party to that.
Last time she was in court, Gigi was questioned about her ability to be an impartial juror in the case. Gigi told the court she could be a fair person and was sent home until today to fill out some questionnaire. She filled in the scantron or whatever it is, and returned to court, but Page Six says she lasted all of fifteen minutes in the second jury call-back before they sent her ass home. Gigi and about 60 other people were dismissed with the consent of both prosecutors and defense after both sides reviewed the questionnaires they filled out.
Harvey’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala, challenged Gigi’s ability to be impartial in a motion. He argued that she knew Cara Delevigne and was close friends with her. The problem there is Cara accused Harvey of trying to make her get with another woman in front of him before trying to kiss her. So Gigi was sent home.
NEW: Supermodel Gigi Hadid was dismissed Thursday as a potential juror for the sexual assault trial of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in New York City. Hadid had told the judge she had met Weinstein but could be impartial. https://t.co/IOCN4mojGk pic.twitter.com/8AYKTXyS1q
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) January 16, 2020
And I mean, good luck playing six degrees of separation from every person in New York City to make sure Harvey Weinstein didn’t allegedly molest a woman they know. From what I hear that’s a pretty wide net. RIP to the best-dressed juror jury duty was about to have ever seen. She would have turned that courtroom into a runway! AKA: she would have lazily walked down it, twirled once and then voted: “Guilty!” Which is all we needed her to do, really.