After several hours of deliberation yesterday, August 14, a Denver jury sided with Taylor Swift in her countersuit against former country radio host David Mueller at Denver’s KYGO for alleged sexual assault and battery. The incident took place at a meet-and-greet in June 2013. Swift was awarded $1 in damages, the amount she was seeking in the suit.
Swift followed the news of her win with a statement offering support and a voice for others who may feel silenced by sexual assault.
“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.
“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. 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.”
In 2015, Mueller sued Swift and her mom, Andrea Swift, and radio promotions director Frank Bell accusing them of being responsible for the termination of Mueller’s employment at KYGO radio. On Friday, August 11, the case against Swift was dismissed.
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