Taylor Swift's mom Andrea, took the stand at the trial accusing a Denver dj of groping Swift before a concert in 2013.
"I did not want to make her relive this moment over and over again," she said through tears on the stand. She said Taylor was "humiliated" and "really shaken" after the incident.
She testified, “I know those eyes better than anybody. She was pulling away. She has that smile frozen on her face, but there’s something going on in her eyes. I just looked at it and I was sickened.”
“I did not want every interview from now on to have to make her include what happened to her. I did not want her to have to live through the endless memes and GIFs that tabloid media and internet trolls would come up with. We absolutely wanted to keep this private, but we did not want him to get away with it. He sexually assaulted her.”
Unfortunately, the incident has forever changed how Taylor will interact with her fans. Her mom said, “It’s absolutely shattered our trust. Our meet-and-greets are much smaller. We have metal detectors. We do background checks. It scared us really badly.”
And it breaks our heart that Taylor Swift's mom questioned “She couldn’t believe that after the incident, she thanked him for being there. She said ‘Thank you.’ It was destroying her. It made me question why, as a parent, I had encouraged her to be so polite,” she said, tearing up.