Why Gigi Hadid Probably *Won’t* Get Chosen For Harvey Weinstein’s Jury
It seems Gigi Hadid wants to accomplish her civic duty as a juror on Harvey Weinstein‘s rape and sexual assault trial in New York City. The supermodel, who has been spotted out and about in NYC the past weekend with her ex-boyfriend, Zayn Malik, was called to court Monday morning.
When asked whether anyone in the potential jury pool had met a member of the defense or the prosecution, Gigi and one other raised their hands — Gigi mentioning she “met the defendant” Harvey Weinstein and Salma Hayek, a witness, according to a report from the NY Daily News. Still, “I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts,” she told the judge, Judge Burke.
Apparently, some 120 New Yorkers were called to court this morning with a chance of serving on the jury for Harvey Weinstein’s highly-anticipated court case. The movie mogul, who has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and harassment by just shy of 100 women, according to the LA Times, has not been criminally charged for any of these allegations thus far. But due to the notoriety of the case, Judge Burke believes many constituents who were called will not be able to serve on the jury because of preconceived notions about the case. Gigi will likely be one of them.
In the past, Gigi has praised the #MeToo movement, which began after the accusations against Weinstein were first made public.
“I’m so happy that people are finding their power and the strength to be able to come out and be brave. It’s definitely putting priorities in the right place,” the 24-year-old said in early 2015.
Gigi’s sister, Bella Hadid has also specifically spoken out against Harvey Weinstein. The younger Hadid reposted Cara Delevingne‘s photo of Weinstein when the other model called him out for his “mistreatment of women.”
We would love to see Gigi Hadid send Harvey Weinstein to jail, but that wish might just be something our dreams are made of.