4 important things Taylor Swift said about sexual assault and harassment

Taylor Swift opens up about her sexual assault trial for the first time since winning her $1 countersuit in August

Taylor Swift opens up about her sexual assault trial for the first time since winning her $1 countersuit in August

Yesterday, Taylor featured on the cover of Time magazine's Person of the Year issue as one of The Silence Breakers. She reported the incident to Mueller's radio station, and he was sacked. "I figured that if [Mueller] would be brazen enough to assault me under these risky circumstances and high stakes, imagine what he might do to a vulnerable, young artist if given the chance", she said.

Every year since 1927, TIME editors name a Person of the Year, recognizing the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse. This man hadn't considered any formalities when we assaulted me, and his lawyer didn't hold back on my mom - why should I be polite?

A jury ordered David Mueller to pay $1 to Swift, and Swift said in a story published Wednesday that she had not yet received the dollar.

The former disc jockey lost his job after station management learned of the groping allegations, and he sued Swift, claiming she had interfered with his employment.

Two years later, David sued Taylor for defamation and she countersued for just $1. And the fact that even after Mueller was found guilty of sexual assault, he's still attempting to take a "little poke" at the woman whose butt he grabbed without her consent is pretty compelling proof of the problem at large.

"The fearless men and men who have come forward this year have all moved the needle in terms of letting people know that this abuse of power shouldn't be tolerated".

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Mueller intended the coin to be one last attempt to insult the singer, after she called the case a 'win for all women'.

"I spoke to [Kesha] on the phone and It really helped to talk to someone who had been through the demoralising court process", Swift said.

He's trying to stick it to her. MUELLER filed suit, naming SWIFT, her mother and BELL, claiming "intentional interference with contractual obligations", and "interference with prospective business relations".

The 27-year-old says she reached out to fellow musician Kesha, who had her own very public sexual assault lawsuit against producer Dr Luke (real name is Lukasz Sebastian "Luke" Gottwald) in 2014.

To read Swift's full interview, head over to Time.

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