Taylor Swift doesn’t shake off jury duty, misses VMAs
For anyone watching the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, there was one superstar who was noticeably absent. Taylor Swift, who usually dances the night away at awards shows with her enviable squad, was nowhere to be seen during the broadcast.
Swift’s absence was explained Monday when social media was flooded with photos from the 2nd Avenue criminal courthouse in Nashville.
Residents who may have been dreading spending their morning at the courthouse were met with a surprise. The multi-platinum queen of pop was summoned to jury duty and didn’t try to shake off her civic responsibilities.
While waiting, the prospective jurors repeatedly asked Taylor for selfies and autographs. And the “Bad Blood” singer was more than happy to oblige again and again. The judge dismissed her from the aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault and rape case at 1 p.m. She revealed that she had pending litigation against a radio host for allegedly groping her at a meet-and-greet in 2013. Swift felt she couldn’t remain objective in light of the sexual assault lawsuit.
Last fall, Swift counter-sued radio host David Mueller. Mueller had filed suit first claiming that false accusations of said groping caused him to get fired.