It was a shocker when Taylor Swift came out complaining that she was sexually assaulted by DJ David Mueller during her June 2013 meet-and-greet.
During the trial, she testified that he “latched on to [her] bare ass cheek,” while taking photos backstage at her concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, where Mueller was on assignment for country music station 98.5 KYGO at the time of the alleged incident.
Standing her ground during the trial, Swift said,
“I am not going to allow you or your client to make it seem like this is in anyway my fault, because it isn’t. He did not touch my rib, he did not touch my arm, he did not touch my hand, he grabbed my bare ass.”
However, when Mueller took the stand a day before, he claimed that he touched her rib cage, not her butt.
“The reason I’m here is because I want to clear my name first and foremost,” he told the court. “It’s the only chance I have of working in radio again.”
Taylor Swift’s squad supported her by sending their words of encouragement and praises in different social media sites yesterday. Among those include Lena Dunham, Jaime King, Nelly Furtado, Ashley Judd, Shonda Rhimes, Kesha, Rachel Platten, Amber Heard, Montel Williams and more.
Mueller was fired from the job and he sought for $3 million in the lawsuit for damages.
In return, Swift countersued for just $1 just to serve as an example to victims of sexual assault.
Today, Taylor speaks out after she won the case against Mueller for assault and battery.
The six-day trial finally ended the two-year battle between the two. After four hours of deliberation, the jury ruled in Swift’s favor. She issued a statement vowing to be the voice for those “who should also be heard.” She also promised to make donations and increase organizations that help sexual assault victims.
I personally think that it was a brave move for Taylor Swift to come forward and stand her ground despite her celebrity status. Not a lot of women and victims would have enough courage to stand up for any form of sexual assault and battery. Her cause after winning this fight is also something that, hopefully, will inspire more women out there to fight for their rights and life.
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