Taylor Swift opens up about her sexual assault trial for the first time since winning her $1 countersuit in August
07 December, 2017, 20:43
Taylor Swift told TIME in its Person of the Year issue that she has yet to receive her court-awarded $1 from the DJ who groped her in 2013, but he said otherwise this week.
In response to the interview, Mueller told The Associated Press that he mailed Swift a $1 coin last week, providing the AP with a letter that showed that his payment was sent on November 28. While the ruling against David should've been easy to pay off, T.Swift claimed in her Time "Silence Breakers" interview that she still hadn't received the money from Mueller. "I figured that if he would be brazen enough to assault me under these risky circumstances and high stakes, imagine what he might do to a vulnerable, young artist if given the chance", she said.
The ex-DJ that Taylor Swift successfully sued for sexual assault has denied the singer's claim that he hasn't paid her the symbolic $1 in damages.
Like numerous women interviewed for the 2017 Person of the Year issue, Swift would not accept blame for the abuse she experienced. After an internal investigation, the station made a decision to fire the DJ.
"My mum was so upset after her cross-examination, she was physically too ill to come to court the day I was on the stand". The trial between Swift and former radio host began in August 2017, with Taylor sharing in a deposition that he "reached up under my skirt and grabbed my ass right when I was having to pose for the photo, and it felt intentional that that would be the time he would choose to do it". Why should I be polite? The details were all skewed, as they often are.
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Swift, who called the trial process "demoralizing", said that many people didn't realize that Mueller had sued her first.
"My advice is that you not blame yourself and do not accept the blame others will try to place on you". You might be made to feel like you're overreacting, because society has made this stuff seem so casual.
Just when you thought the man who was accused and found guilty of sexually assaulting Taylor Swift couldn't get any worse, he goes ahead and takes one "final jab" at the singer.
This image provided by Time magazine, shows the cover of the magazine's Person of the Year edition as The Silence Breakers, those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment.