NEW YORK: Mannequin Gigi Hadid was known as for jury service on Monday within the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein´s rape and sexual assault trial.
Hadid – who has modeled for a number of high vogue manufacturers – appeared alongside 120 different jury candidates as pre-screening of potential jurors entered its second week.
The 24-year-old actress, who accused Weinstein in October 2017 of attempting to kiss her throughout a resort room assembly, instructed Justice James Burke that she had met Weinstein when the Decide requested the handfuls showing for jury choice whether or not any of them knew the accused or his authorized group.
The mannequin later mentioned she had additionally met Salma Hayek, whose identify is on an inventory of people that could also be related to the case.
Burke then requested her if she might be truthful and neutral. “Sure,” the Mexican-born actress replied.
Prosecutors and protection attorneys are attempting to pick out 12 jurors and 6 alternates. They’ve already questioned greater than 500 candidates.
Scores have already been excused after saying they may not be neutral as a result of heightened publicity surrounding the trial, which is anticipated to run till early March.
Following her look, Hadid was as a result of fill out a questionnaire earlier than returning later this week for additional screening.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault by greater than 80 ladies since accusations towards him ignited the #MeToo motion in October 2017.
However he’s being tried on prices associated to simply two. He faces life in jail if discovered responsible of predatory sexual assault.