The top model Gigi Hadid in a potential juror at the trial Weinstein


The top model Gigi Hadid made year appearance Monday, as a potential juror, in a trial for sexual assault of film producer Harvey Weinstein, last celebrity at the date of this trial ultra-publicized.


The star of the catwalk was in court in Manhattan on Monday morning, is among a new contingent of potential jurors who follow each other for a week.


Twelve jurors and six alternates must be selected within the next week this process is emblematic of the movement #MeToo.


The model of 24 years, the star of the catwalks of the world, in December in Paris for a fashion show of Chanel, raised his hand when judge James Burke was asked if, among the approximately 120 potential jurors summoned this Monday, some of whom knew Mr. Weinstein.


“I met the accusé,” said the dummy, and then indicate awareness of other personalities whose name could be mentioned during the trial, such as Salma Hayek, who has accusé Mr. Weinstein of sexual harassment.


Then the judge asked her if she could try the case impartially, despite it all, Gigi Hadid replied in the affirmative.


“I believe I can still keep an open mind on the facts “, she replied.


It will therefore be part of the potential jurors called to come back on Thursday next, to a selection further.


It seems, however, unlikely that this feature of social networks, followed by over 51 million people on Instagram, be chosen from among the jurors.


Harvey Weinstein, 67, a former all-powerful Hollywood producer, has been accusé of sexual harassment gold assault by more than 80 women, including celebrities such as Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lea Seydoux.


Purpose it shall be deemed to be in New York for two cases, rape and sexual assault, most of the facts complained of being prescribed.


The media coverage of this case makes jury selection difficult: more than 500 potential jurors have already been summoned for this trial is expected to last until the beginning of march.


Many have already asked to be excused saying that he was incapable of judging objectively the facts.

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