Supermodel and movie star Gigi Hadid was formally dismissed as a juror in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial Thursday.
Hadid, 24, departed Manhattan Supreme Courtroom in the course of the eighth day of jury choice, in keeping with The Related Press, which cited courtroom officers.
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The style mannequin, who lives in Manhattan and studied legal psychology at The New College, had been chosen as a possible juror Monday after telling a choose she thought she would have the ability to “maintain an open thoughts on the details,” the AP reported.
She additionally instructed the choose she had met Weinstein in addition to actress Salma Hayek, a possible witness within the case. Hayek wrote an op-ed for The New York Occasions in 2017 by which she claimed she had been harassed and abused by the producer in the course of the manufacturing of the biopic “Frida.”
Hadid was amongst 35 potential jurors who had been requested to return again to courtroom Thursday for an additional spherical of questioning.
Weinstein, 67, faces expenses he raped a girl in a Manhattan resort room in 2013 and carried out a forcible intercourse act on one other lady in 2006. The disgraced movie mogul has pleaded not responsible within the case and denied any allegations of nonconsensual intercourse.
He additionally faces a intercourse crime case in Los Angeles, the place he’s charged with raping one lady and sexually assaulting one other in separate incidents on two consecutive days in 2013.
In all, greater than 80 ladies have accused the Oscar-winning producer of sexual misconduct going again a long time. The trial in New York, nevertheless, facilities on allegations from two ladies.