Taylor Swift is dismissed from jury duty - here's the scoop

Yesterday it was reported that the singer was absent from the recent VMAs to participate in jury duty. The news broke when a fellow potential juror named Tracey Bates tweeted a photo of herself with the singer. The latest is that Taylor has been excused from court over fears of impartiality.

Swift turned up for selection on Monday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, to be vetted by the court for an aggravated rape and kidnapping case.

It was decided that Taylor will not serve on the jury due to a conflict of interest arising from an ongoing sexual assault case she is involved in in Denver, Colorado.

She expressed to the Davidson County district judge that she felt she could not be impartial and the judge agreed to dismiss her.

Speaking to the Guardian, Ken Whitehouse, a spokesman for the Davidson County district attorney general's office, said: ‘She asked to be left off out of concern for an upcoming trial in Denver where she was - she used the term - 'groped' by a fan at a meet-and-greet.’


The forthcoming civil case involves DJ David Mueller allegedly fondling the popstar backstage during a concert in 2013. Mueller also filed a case which claimed that false allegations had led to him being fired and banned from Swift’s concerts.

Between this and the drama with Taylor Swift’s ex Calvin Harris and current boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, there’s been a lot of Bad Blood around the singer’s life of late.


Via The Guardian

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