Taylor Swift’s Best Friends Show Support During Sexual Assault Trial
The trial is underway to settle the dueling lawsuits filed by Taylor Swift and former radio DJ David Mueller, who, according to the singer, sexually assaulted her during a 2013 meet & greet. The 27-year-old took the stand yesterday to tell jurors what happened, in her own words, on the night the man allegedly grabbed her bare bottom as they were taking a picture together about four years ago.
“It was a very shocking thing that I have never dealt with before,” Taylor told the court. “He grabbed my a** underneath my skirt. It was underneath my skirt.”
Tay also told the Denver court that the man “stayed latched onto [her] bare a** cheek as [she] moved away from him, visibly uncomfortable.”
David vehemently denies the crooner’s claims and says he, at the time, “felt what appeared to be a rib cage or rib.”
The legal battle is still underway, but while the former radio employee is suing T.Swift for $3 million in damages, the blonde only wants $1 from the man. To her, going through the litigation isn’t about money, but rather is “an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”
The outpouring of love for the “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” vocalist has been overwhelming, and many celebrities — including some of her dearest friends — also publicly lent their support.
Lena Dunham wrote on Twitter following her bestie’s testimony, “Proud of @taylorswift13 for her fierce & cutting testimony & her refusal to settle for being treated like property. Her example is powerful.
Jaime King also chimed in with, “@taylorswift13 is F*CKING BRAVE. ALL deserve justice — to be heard, honored & respected. No matter race, creed, socioeconomic status, gender.”
We’d like to leave you with Taylor’s words to David’s lawyer, who brought up the fact that her allegations got his client fired from his station job — “I am not going to allow your client to make me feel like it is anyway my fault, because it isn’t,” she said. Sexual assault is real and it’s disgusting and it’s never, EVER the victim’s fault.