Delighted and delightful pop star Taylor Swift appeared for jury duty in Nashville Monday, where she signed autographs, posed for selfies and even offered a video greeting to a prospective juror’s kids and their friends.
“We just wanted to say hi” to six children whom a smiling Swift addressed by name in a 13-second Facebook video. “Have a great carpool, you guys. Be safe, wear your seat belts. Don’t text and drive when you are old enough,” she concluded.
Among several tweeted photos was one by what appeared to be a teenage girl, showing an affable Swift posing with a smiling, middle-aged man. “When your dad has jury duty with taylor swift . . . ,” the girl wrote.
Swift, 26 — whose $170 million income made her No. 1 in Forbes magazine’s annual “Global Celebrity 100” list this year — was dismissed as a prospective juror on a case involving charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault, said Nashville NBC affiliate WSMV-TV. In a group of four women being questioned by attorneys, the station said, Swift responded that she has a sexual-assault civil case pending in Colorado, involving a DJ who had allegedly groped her.