Taylor Swift Breaks Her Silence On 'Demoralizing' Sexual Assault Trial


Responding to Time's questions, Taylor was open about her disgust and frustration during the trial process.

She reported the incident, Swift said, and Mueller's radio station conducted an investigation that ended with his termination.

During the aftermath of Taylor Swift's sexual assault case, she has chosen to reflect on her testimony against David Mueller.

Music superstar Taylor Swift tells Time magazine that a former Denver radio disc jockey who lost a trial decision against her in federal court in Denver has yet to hand over the symbolic $1 fine a jury ordered him to pay.

'When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man's attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over inane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying, ' Swift said in the Time interview.

It's true that even after her win, and being given this honor, some people still criticize her about the case.

During her court proceedings, Taylor turned to the "Rainbow" singer, who is now embroiled in her own legal battle against her former producer Dr. Luke, whom she claims sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her. She won the case in August this year.

Mueller claimed the photo of the meet and greet, which was the main point of evidence for both the defense and plaintiff, was the result of him jumping in the photo at the last second. Just weeks pre-Weinstein, Swift wasn't afraid to speak out against the man, who grabbed her repeatedly under the skirt on her bare bottom, and her fierceness and frankness on the stand made headlines.

On Tuesday night's (Dec. 5) episode of The Good Doctor, one of the female surgical residents was sexually harassed by an attending physician - he was asking her out for drinks and then bragging about his massage and omelet-making skills - and she knew she'd be blamed if she went over his head to report him. "You might be made to feel like you're overreacting, because society has made this stuff seem so casual". I was angry. In that moment, I chose to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened.

She added: "My advice is that you not blame yourself and do not accept the blame others will try to place on you". "This man hadn't considered any formalities when he assaulted me".

"I think that this moment is important for awareness", Swift continued, "for how parents are talking to their children, and how victims are processing their trauma, whether it be new or old".

As for Swift's advice to fans in the aftermath of her trail, she wants those who are abused to know that it's fine for them to come to terms with their assault at their own pace.

"To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic [of where we still have to go] in itself".