Four years after the backstage meet and greet that started it all, the trial involving Taylor Swift and Denver DJ David Mueller ended on Monday, when the jury found Mueller guilty of assault and battery -- and dismissed the charges of tortious interference against Swift, her mother Andrea, and a member of the singer’s management team, Frank Bell.
The jury awarded Taylor the symbolic $1 she had sued Mueller for.
BREAKING: Jury sides with Taylor Swift in groping lawsuit, orders fired radio host to pay the pop star a symbolic $1.— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2017
In a statement released after the verdict, Taylor announced that she intends to donate money to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.
You can read it in full below.
Mad respect for @taylorswift13 for taking a stand against the sexual assault & for donating to help others who have been victimized.— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) August 15, 2017
Both fans and celebrities offered words of support to Taylor since the start of the trial, including Kesha, who has been dealing with her own court battle for several years.
. @taylorswift13 i support you always, and especially right now and admire your strength and fearlessness. truth is always the answer.— kesha (@KeshaRose) August 14, 2017
What do you think about Swift's victory?
Taylor Swift taking that guy that groped her to court and winning is so important.👏🏼— Chloe Lloyd (@xchloelloyd) August 15, 2017
Dear @taylorswift13, I am so proud of you and everything that you've done to make this world a better place. 💙 A true queen and legend! 🙌— Greg Llaneta (@gregllaneta) August 15, 2017