Celebrities really are just like us.
Taylor Swift reported for Jury Duty. Although, a Nashville judge dismissed the 26-year-old singer as a potential juror in an aggravated rape and kidnapping case on Monday (Aug. 29).
Ken Whitehouse, a spokesman for the Davidson County district attorney general’s office, said Taylor felt she could not be impartial, given her pending civil case that also involved sexual assault.
“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,” said Whitehouse.
According to The Guardian, a former radio host, David Mueller, sued the popstar in September last year, stating that he lost his job because of false accusations he grabbed the singer’s buttocks backstage during a 2013 photo shoot. Taylor launched a counterclaim that following month, in which attorneys said she had been “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed” by the alleged assault.
“Taylor told the judge she would be more than willing to serve on a jury in any other type of case,” said Whitehouse.
This explains why Taylor was absent from the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.