Taylor Swift Makes Another “Generous Donation” to Anti-Sexual Violence Org
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SSAPM) and, as someone who was groped by a radio DJ back in 2013, Taylor Swift knows what it’s like to say #MeToo. David Mueller was found guilty of groping the 28-year-old singer during a meet and greet several years ago and, upon winning the case, Tay promised that she’d make monetary contributions to different organizations that help women who are also victims.
“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,” she said in a statement following the conclusion of the trial. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
T.Swift followed through on that promise and made a “generous donation” to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, in honor of SSAPM.
The foundation tweeted earlier today, “Thank you @TaylorSwift13 for always standing with survivors. Your generous donation this week during #SAAPM ensures that survivors and their loved ones get the help they need and deserve.”
— RAINN (@RAINN) April 5, 2018
This isn’t the first time the “Delicate” singer gave money to help victims of sexual violence, however. Just a few days after she won the groping trial she donated to friend Mariska Hargitay‘s Joyful Heart Foundation, “a national organization with the mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.”
Then, to kick off the new year, Tay made a $100,000 donation to the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is being used to “provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers. The Fund will ultimately be housed at and administrated by the National Women’s Law Center, an established, national women’s rights legal organization.”