Tailor Swift Wins Butt Case Against DJ
An eight-member jury has sided with Taylor Swift in her countersuit against a fired radio DJ in Denver who is now forced to pay the singer a symbolic $1 after groping her four years ago.
The pop singer accused former radio host David Mueller of groping her during a meet-and-greet photo session in June 2013 at the Pepsi Center.
After nearly four hours of deliberating, the jury, comprised of six women and two men, ruled in favor of Swift. Mueller will be required to pay $1 in damages to the 27-year-old songstress.
The jury also found the singer's mother, Andrea Swift, not liable for tortious interference.
After the verdict was announced, Swift hugged her attorneys and her, teary-eyed mother before mouthing the words 'thank you' to the jury. Mueller did not even glance at his attorneys and remained expressionless.
'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,' Swift said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.
'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.
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