(LOS ANGELES) — There was some unexpected courtroom drama as Tom Hanks continued to serve jury duty in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
According to TMZ, a female member of the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office approached Hanks during a break and thanked him for serving on the jury. A prosecutor disclosed that conversation to the court, after which the defense requested a hearing, alleging jury tampering.
Long story short, it led to the defendant reaching a plea deal in his domestic violence case. He pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace and was fined $150.
The Oscar-winning actor had been on the jury for a couple of days.
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