Gigi Hadid named as potential juror in Weinstein trial

GIgi Hadid Hadid told Justice James Burke she had met Weinstein before as well as actress Salma Hayek. (AP)
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Updated 14 January 2020

Gigi Hadid named as potential juror in Weinstein trial

  • Model Gigi Hadid showed up in a Manhattan courtroom for the rape trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein
  • Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two women

NEW YORK: More than 100 potential jurors showed up on Monday in a Manhattan courtroom for the rape trial of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, including model Gigi Hadid.

The Weinstein trial entered its second week as the judge and lawyers in the case sought to select a panel of 12 impartial New Yorkers to decide his fate.

Hadid told Justice James Burke, who is presiding over the case, she had met Weinstein before as well as actress Salma Hayek, who may be called as a witness or be mentioned during the trial. Despite this, Hadid said she could remain impartial.

“I think I’m still able to keep an open mind on the facts,” said Hadid, who as a Manhattan resident received a standard jury summons.

Weinstein, 67, has pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting two women, and faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault. His trial began on Jan. 6 and could last up to two months.


Dwayne Johnson hangs on to top spot on Forbes highest-paid male actors list

Updated 12 August 2020

Dwayne Johnson hangs on to top spot on Forbes highest-paid male actors list

LOS ANGELES: Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world’s highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine this week.

Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, earned $87.5 million from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, Forbes said, including $23.5 million from Netflix Inc to star in movie thriller “Red Notice.” He also benefited from his ‘Project Rock’ fitness wear line for Under Armour Inc.

Ryan Reynolds, who co-stars with Johnson in “Red Notice,” came in second in the Forbes ranking of male stars. 

Actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, star of Netflix action comedy “Spenser Confidential,” finished third with $58 million.