Taylor Swift won assault lawsuit.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
DENVER — Pop songstress Taylor Swift won her sexual assault lawsuit on Monday, resulting in a $1.00 award — proving that it’s not always about money, but the principle. After a week of testimony and dueling litigation, an 8-member jury consisting of 6 women and 2 men determined that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the 27-year-old singer by grabbing her ass during a backstage meet-and-greet four years ago. As the verdict was being read, Swift turned and hugged her sobbing mother.
Now she’s planning on making a stand for victims haunted by similar infractions. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard,” Swift said in a statement. “Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
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When the incident occurred, Taylor’s mom contacted Mueller’s boss about the groping — costing him his job. Mueller then sued Swift for $3 million, claiming she ruined his career. “I’ve been trying to clear my name for four years,” Mueller said after the verdict.
“Civil court is the only option I had. This is the only way that I could be heard.”
In her countersuit, Swift asked for a dollar in damages for symbolic purposes.
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