Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Taylor Swift speaks on Denver stopover

'I Was Angry.' Taylor Swift on What Powered Her Sexual Assault Testimony Taylor Swift Still Hasn't Received the $1 From David Mueller for Her Sexual Assault Case
Nicole Thomas | 08 December, 2017, 02:16

She added: "The fearless women and men who have come forward this year have all moved the needle in terms of letting people know that this abuse of power shouldn't be tolerated".

It was a fictional take on the all-too-common sexual misconduct playing out in real life.

Swift's loyal fans were eager to point out the importance of her role in this year's watershed moment of reckoning in regards to sexual assault and harassment, responding strongly to any backlash or protests on Twitter.

Taylor Swift is in good company on Time's annual Person of the Year cover.

Swift said prepping for the case and testifying was draining, hard and confusing to some people who didn't realize she was the defendant in the case. For the stand she took in her court battle against a former radio DJ who sued after she accused him of groping her, Swift was listed as one of "The Silence Breakers" who blew the whistle on systemic sexual assault.

In August, a jury found Mueller liable of assault and battery for groping the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer during a meet-and-greet four years ago in Denver, Colorado. After Swift complained, Mueller was sacked, but he then retaliated and sued Swift for damages, asking for millions of dollars in retribution.

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"The fearless men and men who have come forward this year have all moved the needle in terms of letting people know that this abuse of power shouldn't be tolerated". When the assault occurred, Taylor was headlining a major arena tour at the time and said that there were multiple other people in the room who saw. Mueller, however, still hasn't paid up, an "act of defiance" Swift believes "is symbolic in itself".

She also offered some powerful advice to other victims who get flack for taking time to come forward.

The A.P. reports that Mueller previously told them he was going to pay the Sacajawea coin as "a final jab at the singer in a case her side called a win for all women".

Swift's straightforward testimony was widely reported at the time, and she explained that that was the only way to counteract what she'd been through. "In that moment, I made a decision to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened", she said. "This man hadn't considered any formalities when he assaulted me".

The unusual cover is meant to honor "The Silence Breakers"-the women who came forward this year to speak out about sexual assault and harassment, sparking an ongoing national reckoning about abuse in the workplace, in Hollywood, in politics and everywhere in between".

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