Taylor Swift Wins Court Trial
Over the past year, Taylor Swift has been out of the spotlight. In fact, it seems as though we’ve seen her name more in the past two weeks than we have in the entire year. Swift has been enduring a trial with an alleged groper and former radio Disk Jockey David Mueller. The court has finally ruled and Swift won the case.
After nine days in court in Denver, Colorado, the jury came to find that Mueller grabbed Swift’s bottom underneath her skirt with careful consideration of a leaked photo. In the photo, which was the most key piece of evidence in the trial, Mueller was grabbing Swift inappropriately from behind at a meet and greet.
Originally, Mueller sued Swift and stated that she cost him his “dream job.” Last week, however, the judge rejected this lawsuit. Also, Mueller made several other accusations to Swift’s mother, Andrea, and his radio liaison, Frank Bell. These claims were also quickly thrown out.
Swift was awarded a symbolic $1 in damages.
Swift was assertive in her testimony, and noted that she wanted to be active in this trial to encourage other woman to speak up in situations similar to this.
“My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard,” she said. “Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
The eight-member jury took less than four hours to deliberate on the case and finally came to the consensus that Swift was telling the truth and Mueller’s accusations were false. In fact, six women and two men unanimously decided the Colorado-based DJ did batter and assault her.
Apparently, Swift smiled as the verdict was read. On the other hand, Mueller showed no emotion. Additionally, Swift’s legal representative Douglas Baldrige called Mueller’s since-dismissed lawsuit “cowardly and shameful.”