Taylor Swift Hopes to Help 'Those Whose Voices Should Also Be Heard' With Groping Trial Victory

Taylor Swift hugged her crying mother after jurors decided that a radio host groped the pop star during a pre-concert photo op four years ago.

After the jury sided with her Monday, the singer sent out a statement thanking her team for fighting for her and "anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault."

The jury also determined that Swift’s mother, Andrea Swift, and radio liaison, Frank Bell, were within their rights to contact fired DJ David Mueller’s bosses about the allegation.

Mueller sued over his ruined career, and the singer-songwriter filed a countersuit seeking the chance to stand up for other women.

Just before closing arguments, the judge dismissed Taylor Swift from Mueller’s lawsuit and drastically reduced the amount Mueller could collect.

The singer-songwriter said in her countersuit that she wanted a symbolic $1 and the chance to stand up for other women.

In her statement, Swift acknowledged her privileged position and said she hopes to help "those whose voices should also be heard." She says she’ll be donating to organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.

Late Late Show host James Corden shared Swift's statement (see below). 


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