Posted: 20 December, 2014
Brad Pitt Gets off Jury Duty by being Brad Pitt
Too hot for justice, too distracting for the law.
Remind me to keep this excuse up my sleeve the next time I get a jury duty notice right before holidays!
Brad Pitt had received a notice from his home state of California to serve jury duty, but for those of you hoping to wander into the courtroom and stare at one of the 20th (and arguably 21st) century’s hottest dudes while he thinks about justice - I’m sorry, he didn’t pass the selection test. Because he’s Brad Pitt.
Yep, that’s the reason. Apparently it’s just too distracting having a super-hot, super-famous, super-Brad-Pitt millionaire sitting in the juror’s panel. According to LA attorney William Lively: "You just can't stick Brad Pitt in a jury box and expect 11 jurors to ignore him. It's only natural that those jurors would be watching to see how Brad reacts to what's being said and that they could be influenced by his opinions once the jury goes behind closed doors to render a verdict."
Poor Brad - I bet he was looking forward to it!