Is This Why Taylor Swift Was Dismissed From Jury Duty?

Grammy-winning superstar Taylor Swift reported for jury duty Monday in Nashville but was dismissed after a few hours.

A source tells Access Hollywood Swift was assigned to a court as part of a panel of prospective jurors.  Jurors from that panel were reportedly being selected for a case involving an alleged aggravated rape and kidnapping.  

A Nashville Trial Court Administrator tells Access that Swift has a pending case of her own in Colorado and was excused from jury duty.  Though it has not been confirmed, the Court Administrator may be referring to a civil case filed against Swift last year by a Colorado radio personality.  Robert “Jackson” Mueller filed a lawsuit in 2015 claiming the singer’s security team falsely accused him of inappropriately touching Swift.  Swift denied the charges and filed a countersuit claiming the Mueller lifted her skirt and groped her during a meet and greet. The case is still pending, and it is unclear if it was the reason for Swift’s dismissal from today’s jury panel. 

Make-up free and dressed down in all black, Swift posed for selfies and signed autographs with other potential jurors. She reportedly was initially called to serve for jury duty last December but had to defer because she was in the middle of a world tour.

Potential juror Michael Washington told the Tennessean, he didn’t recognize Swift at first, saying “She’s really a nice girl. She didn’t have a problem with taking pictures. If she didn’t want to be there, she didn’t act like it. She was just doing her civic duty. Very sweet.”