- Madonna breezes through jury duty, is excused early due to ‘distraction’ she caused at courthouse
Madonna breezes through jury duty, is excused early due to ‘distraction’ she caused at courthouse
Posted Jul 7, 2014 1:45 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Ordinary New Yorkers called for jury duty in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday waited for hours in an assembly room at the 60 Centre Street courthouse.
But Madonna got celebrity treatment. Scheduled to arrive an hour later, she went straight to the clerk's office and soon departed again without being questioned, the New York Daily News reports.
"I'm proud to do my job," she told the newspaper as she left.
Spokesman David Bookstaver of the New York State Unified Court System said the famed singer was allowed to leave so she would not distract others in the courthouse.
"We had ample jurors today, and had we needed her, she would have been sent out on a panel," he told the Daily News. "We had sufficient jurors not to have created a further distraction for the courthouse."