Thursday, December 7

Taylor Swift gives important advice to sexual assault victims

American Singer, Taylor Swift had a relatively quiet year. She released a new album and announced a new tour toward the end of 2017, but she remained almost entirely silent for a solid three-quarters of the past 12 months.

Following allegations that a DJ groped her during a 2013 photo opportunity, Swift testified under oath as part of her harassment lawsuit against David Mueller.

She had alleged that Mueller reached under her skirt and grabbed her butt during a meet-and-greet four years ago, an accusation that actually prompted Mueller to sue Swift for defamation.

But Taylor refused to back down.

First, her testimony and other pieces of evidence caused a judge to dismiss Mueller's lawsuit.
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Then, the singer won her countersuit against Mueller, earning raucous praise for how she handled herself on the witness stand amidst a barrage of victim-shaming attempts by Mueller's lawyer.

 To her fans and anyone else dealing with abuse or harassment, Swift has this to say;
"My advice is that you not blame yourself and do not accept the blame others will try to place on you.

You should not be blamed for waiting 15 minutes or 15 days or 15 years to report sexual assault or harassment, or for the outcome of what happens to a person after he or she makes the choice to sexually harass or assault you."

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