Singer dismissed from civil duty at Manhattan Supreme Court
Madonna has been dismissed from jury duty in New York without even serving on a single case.
The pop superstar reported to court on Monday (July 7) but was let go after the judge decided there were already enough potential jurors available. “I’m proud to do my job,” Madonna is reported to have said as she left the court house.
In total, Madonna was at Manhattan Supreme Court for two hours with The New York Daily News reporting that she was half an hour late for her 10am meeting time, which itself was an hour later than the rest of the jurors were told to arrive for.
There were also complaints that Madonna got to wait in a private office rather than with other jurors prior to being called to court. “[It] doesn’t seem quite right,” said one juror to the New York Post. “Everyone should have to wait in the same line.”
“The greater good here is that her appearance really goes to show that everyone gets called,” David Bookstaver, a spokesperson for the court, said. “The intent here was not to create a distraction to other jurors or the business of the court… She got credit for her service and we’re delighted she came.”
Madonna is currently working with Diplo on her 13th studio album. She has also recorded with Avicii and British pop star Natalia Kills. Madonna’s last album, ‘MDNA’, was released in 2012.