There’s one simple fact of life that none of us – not even celebrities – can escape: jury duty. I mean, you can try and get out of it, but if you’re registered to vote in your state of residence, chances are you will get called for it at least once. That happened to Madonna, but it seems like maybe she’s the exception to the rule. She’s just too famous to serve.
The singer showed up Monday at a NYC courthouse but was excused 2 hours later. And get this … she never had to sit with the commoners in the jury assembly room. She was allowed to hang out in the clerk’s office.
A court official says Madonna was released because they had more than enough jurors to fill the needs of the courts.
So the question … if there were enough jurors why release her instead of others? The court official says her presence would create a distraction in the jury selection process.
Yeah, I mean, obviously she was released because she was famous. Her presence in the jury would draw too much attention to the case at hand, and that’s not really a good thing. Anyone who shows up to court with her own security detail is not really going to cut it. It kinda sucks, though – just another thing celebs get away with. I know some people sorta like jury duty, though. It’s a day (or a week or more) off work where you can sit and surf the internet (which I don’t think you’re supposed to do, but people do it anyway). I got out of it when I was called – knock on wood – but I’m sure I’ll be doing my civic duty again soon.