Mueller, who allegedly groped Swift at a 2013 meet-and-greet, and his team attempted throughout the trial to shame Swift for getting the D.J. fired after the incident. She reported the incident to the station where he worked, and he was then fired.
'The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover ... along with those of hundreds of others, and of many men as well, have unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s, ' Time's Editor-in-Chief, Edward Felsenthal said of the new and renowned cover.
Swift's loyal fans were eager to point out the importance of her role in this year's watershed moment of reckoning in regards to sexual assault and harassment, responding strongly to any backlash or protests on Twitter. He had reached under her skirt and grabbed her butt while they posed for a photo after an interview. Two years later, he filed a defamation suit against Taylor, saying that nothing had happened, and that she had ruined his reputation and career. Swift refused to let his attorney place any blame on her, taking an incredible and empowering stance as she spoke in court.
Taylor Swift recounted a taxing timetable of events from her sexual assault trial in her profile for Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Your testimony this summer was fierce and you probably used the word "ass" the most times ever in a court of law, but your face minus actions or words does nothing for me.
Time wrote that Swift's "clear-eyed testimony marked one of several major milestones in the conversation around sexual harassment this year".
'The details were all skewed, as they often are. The court ultimately sided with Swift in the case, and ordered Mueller to pay her the symbolic dollar.
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Swift, who called the trial process "demoralizing", said that many people didn't realize that Mueller had sued her first. There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when I was named as the defendant. You could be blamed for the fact that it happened, for reporting it and blamed for how you reacted.
Swift also gave her thoughts on the growing "awareness" about sexual assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, and the roadblocks of trauma and fearing of being blamed that continue to make it hard for victims to come forward. It's actually a group of people, whom the magazine has dubbed "the silence breakers".
I think that this moment is important for awareness, for how parents are talking to their children, and how victims are processing their trauma, whether it be new or old.
She claimed that her fans had given her a lot of support throughout the court case and gave them and other victims of sexual assault some advice.
'Even when you win, even when you have the financial ability to defend yourself. there are still so many people who feel victimized, afraid and silenced by their abusers and circumstances'.