Hit songstress Taylor Swift was having a filled day on Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of grbbing her butt without her permission.
A jury in Denver federal court gathered and discussed for four hours before allowing her complaint.
Taylor was given the nominal $1 in damages she had asked for, ending an emotional day for the “Bad Blood” singer, who had broken down in tears during the closing arguments.
The 27-year-old singer issued a statement thanking the court and acknowledging her legal team for “fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault.”
“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,” she said.
“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.”
Andrea Swift, Taylor Swift’s mum, also had teary eyes during the session as she stopped her daughter from crying.
“I don’t know what kind of person grabs or gropes a music superstar, but it’s not that guy,” McFarland told the court.
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