Now that she's "Out of the Woods," Taylor Swift can "Shake It Off" and has a "Picture to Burn." A Denver jury ruled in favor of the pop star in her groping trial against a former KYGO radio morning host.David Mueller will pay a symbolic $1 in damages to Swift, after the trial jury ruled in her favor on Monday, August 14. Mueller had originally sued Swift and her team for losing his job after he was fired following a pre-concert meet-and-greet with Swift in 2013, during which he grabbed her rear-end. Swift fired back, filing a countersuit in response, which accused him of assault and battery.
On Friday, Swift was dropped from the first suit when a judge ruled that she herself had not done anything to cause Mueller to lose his job. The jury deliberated over both suits for four hours on Monday, before concluding that Mueller had indeed inappropriately groped Swift and that Swift's mom Andrea and her radio promotions director Frank Bell were not guilty of interfering with Mueller's contract.
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," Swift said in a statement. "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."
[caption id="attachment_21271" align="aligncenter" width="634"] Office workers across from the courthouse show their support for Swift through Post-it notes. "Fearless" is the title of one of Swift's hit songs and albums. (Image courtesy of Toby Canham and DailyMail.com)[/caption]Swift and her mother embraced after the verdict was read, her mother visibly crying. "As I said in the closing, that dollar, that single dollar, is of immeasurable value in this ever going fight to figure out where the lines are, what's right and what's wrong," Swift's attorney Doug Baldridge said outside the courthouse. "It takes people like Taylor, wonderful people like Taylor, who we all know, to stand up and draw these lines." What do you think? Did the jury make the right decision? Leave a comment below!