As it turns out, Taylor Swift was not in New York on Sunday, creeping up on people like the ghost of the 2015 VMAS. NO! In fact, she flew to Nashville over the weekend to report for jury duty bright and early Monday morning. YES, I KNOW. JURY DUTY.
How do we know this? Because the other people in the potential jury pool were tweeting about her and taking photos of her. Obviously, she probably didn’t mind because being a good American and doing her civic duty is what Taylor is all about (cue national anthem). So here are a few things we can glean from the whole situation: 1. she’s registered to vote in Nashville. 2. She doesn’t ask for special accommodations (she’s in very little makeup, looking low key (I MEAN, this isn’t a visit to the GYM or anything!) and…she’ defines herself a a songwriter. Taylor was asked what she does for a living during voir dire. She could have said “pop star” or “singer” or lover of some Loki hiddledick, but she said “I’m a songwriter.”
She was dismissed because of her involvement in a sexual assault case, and the judge felt she couldn’t be impartial. Per local Nashville media: “When asked, Swift tells prosecutor she is involved in civil sexual assault case that hasn’t gone to trial yet but says she can be impartial.” That’s the case about a radio host allegedly groping her and she got him fired and now he’s suing her. Apparently, the judge thought her involvement in the lawsuit meant that she could not be impartial, so she was dismissed for cause. The case itself seems pretty intense: rape and assault. Not the kind of jury I’d want to be on.
Apparently, Taylor was called for jury duty last December, but she couldn’t make it because she was on tour. Honestly, I love that she went. I know it’s totally part of her image but it’s fun. I’m having FUN. ‘MURICA.