Taylor Swift told her fans that she would help other victims of sexual assault and it appears she has stood by her word. As it was previously reported, last year, Taylor faced off in a court of law against the DJ, David Mueller, after the radio show host supposedly grabbed her buttocks during a group photo.
It was the iconic court case whereby Taylor asked for a symbolic $1. The purpose was to show she wasn’t out for the money, but for the principle.
Taylor, among many other women in the entertainment industry, announced her commitment to the #MeToo movement for the sake of victims everywhere.
On Thursday, Swift donated a large sum of money to the organization, RAINN, or the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. The company works toward helping victims of sexual abuse.
— RAINN (@RAINN) April 5, 2018
Last year, Taylor released a statement thanking her lawyers, the jury, and the judge for their support in her battle against David Mueller. Taylor’s words were taken very seriously in court, and the singer acknowledged her privileged position in society as a notorious pop singer.
However, not every person who wants to fight back against abuse has the means of doing so. That was the primary purpose of her symbolic request for $1. It was an action meant to show that it’s not ok to abuse woman, regardless of their relative status.
The following months preceding Taylor’s accusation against David, he filed a lawsuit of defamation against her stating that her allegations caused him serious harm, including the loss of his job, and threats against him made by her fans.
Moreover, David was sent a bomb threat at his next position at a radio company, but it isn’t known if the threats were made toward him directly. Taylor’s case is just one of many to hit the news in the last year.