Man Found Guilty of Assaulting Taylor Swift Takes One “Final Jab” at Singer
Former Colorado radio D.J. David Mueller claimed the 27-year-old ruined his reputation and caused him to lose his job by making up a story that he grabbed her butt during a backstage meeting in 2013. He sued her for $3 million in damages, and she countersued him for $1. A jury found that the man DID, in fact, grope her at the meet and greet several years ago, and a judge ruled that he would have to pay her the money she asked for.
While Taylor’s request for $1 was obviously more symbolic than anything, she did mention in her Person of the Year interview that she has yet to receive the payment.
David told the Associated Press, however, that he sent the money to the “Call It What You Want” crooner on Nov. 28, but he didn’t just provide cash or a check. Instead, he decided to mail Taylor a Sacagawea coin as “a final jab at the singer in a case her side called a win for all women.”
There are no words…just disgust.
T.Swift spoke about the grueling court process in an interview with TIME
“When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over inane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying,” she recalled. “My mom was so upset after her cross-examination, she was physically too ill to come to court the day I was on the stand.”
She continued, “I was angry. In that moment, I decided to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. This man hadn’t considered any formalities when he assaulted me, and his lawyer didn’t hold back on my mom — why should I be polite? I’m told it was the most amount of times the word ‘ass’ has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court.”
Keep on shining, TayTay!