Brad Pitt showed up at a Los Angeles court house to be interviewed for jury duty, along with dozens of others.
But the court decided he would be too much for a distraction to serve on the jury.
Pitt, who turns 51 today, waited for hours for his turn in the jury box, but the court told him his services wouldn’t be needed.
It probably would have been difficult for Brad with his busy schedule, but he thought it might be interesting to serve on a jury.
A source said, “Brad was hoping he might get picked to serve on a short case. But the problem was, he would actually be required to serve for as long as it took for the case to be decided”.
Most cases in Los Angeles are decided within a seven-day period, but if the case goes longer, the juror would be have to remain on the jury for as long as it takes.
According to LA attorney William R. Lively, potential jurors are randomly selected from a community using driver’s licenses, State ID’s and voter registration lists.
Lively stated, “Like any other potential juror, Brad would have received a jury summons that required him to travel downtown and be interviewed by the judge or attorneys in what is called voir dire. This is a system of examination whereby both the prosecution and defense have the opportunity to object to a particular juror.
“In most cases as soon as it’s discovered that a potential juror is a major celebrity, that person is dismissed, but that is not always the case.”
Pitt was called for jury duty in 2003. It is not known if he actually served on a jury but he was not sent home. He wore a juror badge, had a Subway sandwich for lunch with the other prospective jurors.
An insider adds, “Now that Angelina is out of commission with the chicken pox, Brad has been picking up the slack both at home and work. So it would have been hard for him to comply had he been chosen.”
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