On Wednesday, December 6, Swift further opened up about the trial in an interview for Time Magazine's Person of the Year piece on the #MeToo Movement, . Swift, as well as actresses Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, activist Tarana Burke and many others who have publicly accused men in power of assaulting women are included.
When Taylor Swift took a photo with Colorado radio DJ David Mueller in 2013, she says he reached under her skirt and grabbed her behind.
Like numerous women interviewed for the 2017 Person of the Year issue, Swift would not accept blame for the abuse she experienced.
The jury sided with Swift.
During her interview alongside the Time piece, Swift claimed that she hadn't received the $1 that she requested from David Mueller after a Denver federal court ruled in her favour. "@taylorswift13 i support you always, and especially right now and admire your strength and fearlessness", the singer wrote on Twitter. "I never have said anything different".
Swift privately reported Mueller for sticking his hand up her dress and grabbing her butt to the station at which he worked. I squirmed and lurched sideways to get away from him, but he wouldn't let go. "He had a handful of my ass". After the trial, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) rape crisis hotline saw a 35 percent increase in calls throughout a single weekend. RAINN's president, Scott Berkowitz, told ABC News that Swift's case was "a great demonstration to other victims that there is strength in coming forward and pursing justice". She reported the incident to his employer, and Mueller was sacked.
"It means 'no means no" and it tells every woman they will decide what will be tolerated with their body, 'Taylor's attorney said, according to The Independent via Reuters at the time. I was angry. In that moment, I made a decision to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened.
"When the jury found in my favor, the man who sexually assaulted me was court-ordered to give me a symbolic $1". After Swift complained, Mueller was sacked, but he then retaliated and sued Swift for damages, asking for millions of dollars in retribution. Two years later, he sued me. There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when I was named as the defendant.
According to Swift, people tried to make her feel sorry for making him lose his job. That lawsuit was ultimately dismissed, and Swift won hers.