Many people have tried and failed to get out of jury duty, but here’s one sure-fire way you probably didn’t think of – become incredibly famous. It worked for Madonna, who was summoned for jury duty in New York City Monday, but was quickly dismissed after the court determined her presence would cause a distraction.
Of course, she showed up to the courthouse wearing chains that set off security alarms while she breezed past everyone with three police escorts, two court officials and her personal assistant. Other jurors were a little miffed that they had to wait in long lines and Madonna was escorted straight to the clerks office and was dismissed within two hours.
Court system spokesman David Bookstaver said they cut her loose because there were plenty of prospective jurors for the day’s needs. They also didn’t want her presence to create a distraction in the jury selection process.
She even posted a photo from her jury duty experience on her Instagram:
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