Sexually assaulted by a DJ, Taylor Swift courageous and in tears, wins her trialA court in Denver has totally upheld on Monday, August 14th, Taylor Swift who accused the DJ of a sexual assault radio for getting her buttocks in a photo shoot in 2013.
Mueller first sued Swift in 2015 for $3 million, claiming her accusation cost him his job. The judge had previously tossed out a portion of Mueller's case, saying he failed to prove that Swift personally meant to have him fired when she reported the incident to his bosses.
"I've been trying to clear my name for four years", he said after the verdict in explaining why he took Swift to court.
After Monday's verdict, Swift hugged her crying mom and thanked her attorneys "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".
Taylor Swift had also asserted, "she acknowledges the privilege of benefit of life, society and her ability to overcome a sore trial like this".More news: Japan's Abe Donates to Controversial War Shrine on Anniversary
In a statement released to media outlets after the verdict was announced, the pop star said she plans to donate money "to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves".
She called the encounter with Mueller despicable.
The jury members also decided that Swift's mother, Andrea, and a manager, Frank Bell, were not responsible for Mueller's firing after the encounter, ruling both were within their rights to contact Mueller's bosses and report him after he groped her butt during a photo opportunity.
Mueller claimed he "wasn't ready" for the photo used as evidence in the trial that shows him and his then-girlfriend Shannon Melcher smiling and posing next to the songstress.
Mueller, who denied the allegations, was sacked soon after.More news: Calgary included on 2026 FIFA World Cup host city long list
Do you believe that Mueller didn't grope Swift? Her #Case against former DJ David Mueller, has been one of the hottest headlines for the past days, as the trial for the case was carried out.
Swift said she was stunned - and didn't say anything to Mueller or halt the meet-and-greets because she didn't want to disappoint the few dozen people waiting in line for a photo with her.
The 27-year-old singer's attorney, Douglas Baldridge, said during his closing remarks in the case that his client was asking only $1 in damages because she had no desire to bankrupt the DJ, only to send a message.
"I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time", Andrea Swift said.
In the remainder of the segment, ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams broke down possible reasons for Swift's victory.More news: Narendra Modi speaks to Nitish Kumar over Bihar flood situation; assures support