August 15, 2017


Taylor Swift Thanks Attorneys for Fighting for 'Anyone Who Feels Silenced by Sexual Assault'

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After a Colorado jury ruled in Taylor Swift's favor in her countersuit against former radio host David Mueller for alleged assault and battery, the singer shared a statement expressing her gratitude and hoping to empower anyone else affected by sexual assault. The singer shared with People:

"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."

Swift's attorney Baldridge also gave a statement on the steps of the courthouse after the verdict was delivered. He shared, "I think it's a new day because someone with the guts and the courage to stand up with absolutely no upside in doing so—that being Taylor Swift—has told everyone, 'This is it, the line's drawn.'"

Read details about the verdict here and the passionate quotes that came from Swift's testimony.

Keep the good vibes going by watching Taylor's BFF Selena Gomez share why they have such a strong friendship: