The jury in the 'groping' assault case that Taylor Swift had brought against a former DJ of a Denver radio station has ruled in the pop star's favour.
David Mueller had attempted to sue Swift, her mother and her radio PR representative for $3 million in relation to him being fired after the allegation arose - but his case was dismissed last week, after Swift had taken the stand to give evidence.
In turn, Swift had countersued Mueller for the symbolic sum of $1, saying that she wanted to set "an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."
A jury of eight people ruled in her favour after she had alleged that Mueller had groped her backside during a photo-op at the station in 2013.
During the closing arguments, Swift cried as Mueller's lawyer Gabriel McFarland suggested that her demeanour in the photograph used as evidence did not suggest someone who was being sexually assaulted.
In a statement following the jury's decision, she said: “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.”
Read the full statement below and see the reaction:
@taylorswift13 â?¤ï¸? we love you
— Sydney Sierota (@sydneysierota) August 15, 2017
— James Corden (@JKCorden) August 15, 2017
Taylor taking her one dollar like pic.twitter.com/uFFxxJWLW7
— â„³iranda Martinez (@GodsPrincess13_) August 15, 2017
NEWS: Taylor Swift has won the case. She got her $1 and will no longer have to fear the man who sexually assaulted her. We Love you Taylor. pic.twitter.com/NOTTvyt8dA
— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) August 14, 2017
Taylor has been awarded $1! pic.twitter.com/WJxYVbwsjk
— Taylor Swift News (@TSwiftDailyNews) August 14, 2017
ALL THE WOMAN WON.
ALL OF US WON.
— Ila â˜?ï¸? (@flavlesswift) August 14, 2017
For the record, I think Taylor Swift is kind of a fucking badass, and her sexual assault testimony is a model of how to reject shame.
— Daniel Abraham (@AbrahamHanover) August 15, 2017
In these past couple of hard years for her, Taylor Swift has once against taught us one of her most valuable lessons: Speak Now.
— Zac (@_GuySwiftie13) August 15, 2017
— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) August 12, 2017