Jury selection continued on Monday in the criminal trial of Weinstein, who pleaded not guilty at his first indictment in August on five felony counts: two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault, one count of first-degree rape and one count of third-degree. The fashion model appeared in the Manhattan courtroom of Justice James Burke on Monday as a potential juror in the case.
Gigi was reportedly seated just 20 feet away from Weinstein and, according to the NY Daily News, she told the judge she'd previously met Weinstein but, "I think I'm still able to keep an open mind to the facts". Despite this, Hadid said she could remain impartial. A more intensive phase is expected to begin on Thursday in which lawyers will ask more detailed questions about jurors' backgrounds.
Surrounded by photographers as she left the courthouse, Hadid said: "I'm not allowed to talk about jury duty".
The former studio boss behind such Oscar winners as "Pulp Fiction" and "Shakespeare in Love" has said any sexual activity was consensual.
Both sides hope to deliver opening statements before the end of the month. If convicted, Weinstein could face life in prison. Last Tuesday, they were introduced as a group to Weinstein and were read a list of names that could come up at trial, including actresses Salma Hayek, Charlize Theron and Rosie Perez.
On 6 January, as the NY trial began, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced new sexual assault charges against Weinstein.
The Weinstein trial entered its second week as the judge and lawyers in the case sought to select a panel of 12 impartial New Yorkers to decide his fate.