Madonna Excused From Jury Service In New York
Star was relieved of her duties to avoid "creating a distraction" in the court of law...
Madonna has been excused from jury service in New York to avoid "creating a distraction" for the court.
According to the BBC, the Queen of Pop was relieved after just two hours of service, where she spent the time waiting in a separate room to her fellow jurors.
David Bookstaver, the spokesman for the state court system, said her appearance and dismissal "really goes to show that everyone gets called".
He added: "The intent here was not to create a distraction to other jurors or the business of the court.''
Madge has now be excused from jury service in New York for six years.
Other US stars have been called for jury service and served on cases include actor Tom Hanks, who was part of the jury on a domestic violence case in 2013.
However, the trial was forced to end early after a prosecution lawyer approached Hanks outside the courtroom to thank him for his contribution, breaking regulations.
The BBC adds that actress Sarah Jessica Parker and TV journalist Barbara Walters have also appeared at court to show their appreciation for jurors and to support the ideal of civic responsibility.