According to Time Magazine, Taylor Swift is one of the “silence breakers” this year as the team of women was collectively named as the “Person Of The Year.” The superstar made it on to the list because of her court case against the DJ, David Mueller, who allegedly groped her back in 2013.
Mueller sued Taylor for defamation because he lost his job at the country music station. The reason? Swift claimed that he “grabbed her a*s” while posing for a photo.
The singer countersued him and won. On Wednesday, December 6th, Taylor revealed that she had not received the symbolic $1 that the jury awarded to her back in August of this year.
In her statement to the court, Taylor said the man who assaulted her had not given her the dollar owed to her, which “is an act of defiance in itself.”
According to Swift, people tried to make her feel sorry for making him lose his job. At first, everyone thought that Taylor was suing him. However, she merely countersued and wanted $1 as a way to make a point; the point that it isn’t about the money, it’s the message.
Taylor explained in the cover story that if a man could be so brave to assault someone with celebrity status such as herself, how much would he do to a struggling and vulnerable artist? Additionally, Swift revealed that when she first reported the story to the station, the company fired him after conducting their investigation. Two years later, he sued her as a result.