After winning her sexual assault case against former Colorado radio DJ David Mueller yesterday, Taylor Swift wasted no time in issuing an emphatic public statement on the ordeal.
“I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process,” Swift said in a statement issued to media outlets after the jury ruled in her favour on all counts against Mueller yesterday evening.
The jury found that Mueller did indeed grope her during a 2013 meet and greet event in Denver, awarding Swift a symbolic 1$ in damages. Mueller’s counter-suit was thrown out earlier last week, when the presiding judge found insufficient evidence to his claims that Swift had fabricated the incident, and had unjustifiably cost him his job.
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.
“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 continued. “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” Swift pledged.
For his part, Mueller is reportedly considering filing an appeal.