Taylor Swift Donates Money to Sexual Assault Victims After Winning Trial

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After Taylor Swift won the trial against the radio DJ who groped her butt at a 2013 meet & greet earlier this week, she promised to make “donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”

She said in a statement, “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard.”

Tay already made her first donation to friend Mariska Hargitay‘s Joyful Heart Foundation, which is “a national organization with the mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.”

“Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work,” Maile M. Zambuto, the foundation’s CEO, told HuffPost. “Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to wanting to be of service to survivors.”

The Law & Order SVU actress also commented on her pal’s generosity, saying, “I hope that Taylor’s very public experience — and her decision to speak out — not only helps empower other victims to speak up and take action, but offers them solidarity. I’m honored by her dedication and commitment to these issues, and I’m deeply grateful for her support of the Joyful Heart Foundation.”

It is not known how much the “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” crooner gave exactly, but Maile said it was an “extremely generous financial investment in the movement to end sexual violence.”

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