Gigi wants to be a model We­in­stein ju­ror

New York Daily News - - NEWS -

Add Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret model Gigi Ha­did to the list of celebri­ties con­nected to the Har­vey We­in­stein trial.

Ha­did made an ap­pear­ance Mon­day at New York’s most-watched court­house drama, but not as a wit­ness or a sex­ual as­sault vic­tim.

Ha­did, 24, was in Man­hat­tan Supreme Court as a po­ten­tial ju­ror in the rape and sex­ual as­sault trial of the dis­graced movie mogul.

The IMG model, sit­ting along­side 116 other New York­ers tapped for po­ten­tial jury duty, was one of two peo­ple who raised a hand when Jus­tice James Burke asked if any­body knew a mem­ber of the de­fense or the pros­e­cu­tion.

“I have met the de­fen­dant,” Ha­did said, speak­ing into a mi­cro­phone, be­fore adding that she still felt she could judge the case im­par­tially.

Ha­did put her hand up again when Burke asked the jury pool whether any­body knew a per­son on the list of po­ten­tial wit­nesses.

“I have met Salma Hayek and pos­si­bly Ryan Beatty,” she said. “I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts.”

It was not im­me­di­ately clear if Ha­did made the cut.

As the sec­ond week of jury se­lec­tion got un­der­way, the two sides be­gan to sift through 108 ju­ror ques­tion­naires that have al­ready been filled out — a sig­nif­i­cant per­cent­age of which Burke an­tic­i­pates will be tossed.

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