Taylor Swift will no longer have to serve as a juror in her home town, Nashville. The famous singer was excused from her jury duty. A judge decided to allow the star to skip jury duty because the case she was assigned to, an aggravated rape and kidnapping case, was in conflict with her pending sexual assault lawsuit.
So, this means that the reason why Taylor has been missing the MTV Video Music Awards has also been clarified. The star was unable to attend because she was considered for jury duty. A spokesperson for the Davidson County district attorney general’s office claimed that the singer felt that she could not be impartial in the case, considering her ongoing lawsuit on sexual assault.
“She asked to be left off out of concern for an upcoming trial in Denver where she was – she used the term – ‘groped’ by a fan at a meet-and-greet,” the spokesperson said. Of course, the case has been widely debated in the media. A former radio host sued Taylor back in 2015, saying that the star’s allegations of being grabbed by him were false and impacted his job. Taylor immediately filed a counterclaim, saying that she was actually the victim.
Well, this does not mean that Taylor may never serve as a juror. Actually, the singer told a judge that she would be comfortable serving as a juror in any other type of case. Of course, this does not mean that speculation on Taylor’s reasons in not attending the VMAs stopped.
Some claimed that the star conveniently had to fulfil her juror duties now. Speculation indicated that Taylor did not want to attend the ceremony because of her feud with Kanye West and his famous wife, Kim Kardashian. Sources said that Taylor just wanted to avoid an encounter with them. Of course, the singer and her camp have not responded to these claims. Meanwhile, a series of photos emerged online with Taylor and other potential jurors, as the singer posed with them and gave autographs while she was still considered for the civil duty.