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Taylor Swift speaks on Denver stopover

Taylor Swift speaks on Denver stopover

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David Mueller, a radio deejay convicted of groping Taylor Swift during a meet and greet with the singer in 2013 has paid the $1 a Denver court previously ordered him to pay, People reports.

Taylor explained that even when you have the money to defend yourself in court - or even if you win - dealing with sexual assault is draining and lonely.

The jury sided with Swift.

In this August 10 courtroom sketch, singer Taylor Swift speaks from the witness stand during her trial against a former radio DJ she had accused of groping her. "@taylorswift13 i support you always, and especially right now and admire your strength and fearlessness", the singer wrote on Twitter.

They say I did something bad / But why's it feel so good? "I never have said anything different". Swift privately reported the incident to the station at which Mueller worked, and he was sacked. I squirmed and lurched sideways to get away from him, but he wouldn't let go. "I know it was him".




To read Swift's full interview, head over to Time. In the weekend following the trial, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) reported a 35 percent increase for its national hotline.

Portions of her testimony quickly went viral, with many praising Swift for her courage in court as she refused to give any ground to Mueller's legal team.

The fiery testimony, she said, came from frustration, particularly with Mueller's lawyer's treatment of her mother.

"I was angry", Swift told Time about how she felt the day she testified.

'I was angry. In that moment, I chose to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. "This man hadn't considered any formalities when he assaulted me".

David Mueller, the former radio DJ who first sued Swift for $3 million for defamation only to be defeated in a countersuit, told the Associated Press he sent her the payment on November 28, and reportedly provided the publication a letter as proof it went in the mail. "I spent two years reading headlines referring to it as "The Taylor Swift Butt Grab Case" with internet trolls making a joke about what happened to me", she wrote. There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when I was named as the defendant.