Tom Hanks Jury Duty Halted By Allegations Of Tampering

Subscribe To:

Tom Hanks does live in some normality as this week he was a juror for a case in LA, however the trial came to an abrupt end on Wednesday (September 11, 2013) after there were allegations made of jury tampering. It didn't take long to turn Hollywood.

On Wednesday afternoon during a scheduled lunch break, TMZ reported "a female member of the L.A. City Attorney's Office went up to Tom in a stairwell and thanked him for his jury service, especially because he's such a big celeb and gladly served".

Following this the prosecutor brought this to the attention of the court and revealed that a member of the City Attorney's Office made inappropriate contact with the Hollywood actor during the break.

The defence requested a hearing of alleged jury tampering, this led to conversations between both lawyers where a guilty plea deal was agreed to a minor fraction of disturbing the peace. The man who was facing charges of domestic violence and potentially a year in prison was handed a hefty fine of $150.

After the trial came to an end, the defence lawyer Andrew Flier told TMZ "She was just being maybe a little star struck and nice,'s an absolute 100 percent no-no, and it should never have happened."

The Oscar winning actor was on jury duty for a couple of days and didn't comment on the trial but did say that he was there to "serve justice".

Hopefully the 57 year old will have better success with his upcoming film as he stars in biopic 'Captain Phillips', portraying the sea captain who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009 on the US-flagged MV Maersk. The thriller premiered at this year's London Film Festival and is set for release on 18th October 2013.

Hanks also starred in the closing film of the same festival with his portrayal as Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr Banks' that tells the 'untold story' of 'Mary Poppins' emergence on the big screen is revealed. The film's release date has been confirmed for 29th November 2013.

Watch Captain Pillips trailer here



Tags: Tom Hanks

Subscribe To:

More Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson To Co-Host National Tree Lighting

The National Christmas Tree Lighting event will this year be co-hosted by actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. The National Park Service made...

Natalie Portman Joins Likes Of Meryl Streep & Kevin Spacey In Paying Tribute To Mike Nichols

Natalie Portman has paid tribute to the late director Mike Nichols.Natalie Portman at the Childrens' Hospital Gala in Los Angeles in October 2014.Read More: The...

Tom Hanks? That's Tom Hanks, Published Author, To You

Tom Hanks, the Oscar-winning actor, producer, director and writer, can now add 'published writer' to his CV after landing a book deal to publish a...

Tom Hanks Set To Write Collection Of Short Stories

Tom Hanks has already mastered the art of acting, and now the Hollywood star is attempting to become a writer as he has recently landed...


Tom Hanks Gets Top American Honour For His Extensive Acting Catalogue

Tom Hanks is a mammoth actor who has delighted fans with extraordinary performances for just short of 40 years. He started his career by providing...

Tom Hanks' Typewriter App Is No.1 on Apple iTunes Store

Hanx Writer, the typewriter app created by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, has topped the Apple iTunes Store chart. The app comes in three versions for...

Tom Hanks' Audition Tape for Forrest Gump is Adorable

Can you believe it's twenty years since Robert Zemeckis's Forrest Gump was first released? The weepy drama that won the 1994 Academy Awards for Best...

Who Are The Most Famous Showbiz Families?

News executives in America were left surprised when news anchor Brian Williams took time out of his NBC Nightly News bulletin last Wednesday to happily...



Tom Hanks Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Tom Hanks

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All