A Colorado jury reached a verdict, finding that former Denver personality David Mueller did assault Taylor Swift during a 2013 backstage meet-and-greet. The ruling also found that Taylor’s mother Andrea and manager Frank Bell were not liable.
Taylor was awarded the $1 in damages she sought in her counter suit against Mueller and released the following statement.
“I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process.
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. 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.”