Gigi Hadid will not be a juror in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial | News from the United States

The supermodel Gigi Hadid will not be one of the juries in the Harvey Weinstein trial after being cut off the list.

Hadid had been seen entering and leaving the New York courthouse as it turned out to be in the list of potential jurors.

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Hadid returned to court in Manhattan on Thursday

He told the judge that he felt he would keep an “open mind”, but admitted that he had already met actress Salma Hayek, who is a potential witness in the trial.

Hadid, 24, returned for questioning Thursday and court officials confirmed that she was fired.

The defense and prosecution attorneys in the case agreed to have it on the jury would have caused too much confusion.

The list of potential jurors was narrowed before the trial, with an opening statement scheduled for January 22nd. The panel will comprise 12 jurors and six alternates.

Weinstein, 67, is accused of raping a woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013 and attacking another in 2006.

He said that any sexual activity was consensual.

Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court on January 16, 2020, in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE / AFP via Getty Images)
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday as the jury selection continues

If convicted, he could face life in prison.

The film’s tycoon appeared fragile at the start of the procedure, entering the courtroom using a walker, which his lawyers say needs back surgery.

Weinstein’s attorneys are attempting to move the trial from New York City, citing “flash mob” protests in the streets, which have been so loud that 15-story songs are heard in the courtroom.

Model Gigi Hadid arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court on January 16, 2020, in New York City. Hadid has been called in as a sworn potential in the rape and sexual assault process of film producer Harvey Weinstein, adding a new touch of celebrity to high profile procedures. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE / AFP via Getty Images)
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Lay people in the process want to move him from New York City
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 16: Harvey Weinstein arrived at the Manhattan Criminal Court on January 16, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall / GC Images)
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Weinstein has appeared fragile in recent weeks

There were also a large number of journalists and photographers.

The trial is expected to last until early March.

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