Taylor Swift Open Up About Her Sexual Assault Trial in a Rare Interview
Taylor Swift opened up in an interview with Time, which highlighted the “silence breakers” by naming them the Person Of The Year.
Taylor’s sexual assault trial against radio DJ David Mueller happened in August, and she alleged that he reached under her skirt and grabbed her rear end while taking a photo.
She was ever sassy on the stand. For example, when asked why the front of her skirt didn’t look wrinkled in the photo, she replied, “Because my ass is located at the back of my body.”
“My mom was so upset after her cross-examination, she was physically too ill to come to court the day I was on the stand. I was angry,” she said. “In that moment, I decided to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened.”
She added: “This man hadn’t considered any formalities when he assaulted me, and his lawyer didn’t hold back on my mom—why should I be polite? I’m told it was the most amount of times the word ‘ass’ has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court.
Mueller was ordered to give Tayler a symbolic $1, which is all the amount she was suing for. “To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself.”