#TaylorSwift: Trial Is About Sexual Assault, Not Fame [VIDEO]

by Nina Bookout on August 11, 2017

Taylor Swift has been in Denver, Colorado for the past week sitting in a courtroom every day. Why?

According to Swift, Mueller allegedly reached under her skirt and grabbed her ass when the two were taking a photo together during a meet-and-greet on her Red Tour in 2013. Mueller sued Swift two years later for $3 million, claiming her allegations were false. Swift is countersuing for just $1.

Think about that for a minute. David Mueller, going by the nickname Jackson, worked for 98.5 KYGO at the time. He and his girlfriend were at the concert and part of the media meet and greet. They posed with Taylor Swift for a photo. This photo.

And that’s when things got weird for Taylor.  Soon after, Mueller and his now ex-girlfriend Shannon Melcher were kicked out of the Pepsi Center by Swift’s security team. A few days later he was fired from KYGO.

Two years later Mueller decided to sue Swift for $3 million. It’s telling that her countersuit for sexual assault is only asking for ONE DOLLAR. 

Taylor Swift could’ve negotiated with Mueller and made this all go away. But she didn’t. Instead, she’s been front and center every single day of the trial. Her testimony yesterday was powerful and unambiguous as to what she experienced.

McFarland suggested Swift could’ve taken a break from her concert meet-and-greet if she was so shaken up by Mueller’s alleged assault. (Swift previously said she was distressed by the incident but carried on with her schedule because she didn’t want to upset her fans.)
Swift’s reply: “Your client could have taken a normal photo with me.”

Given how Taylor handled the questions from Mueller’s attorney, Gabe McFarland, the trial may not be going well for Mueller.

When asked if she think Mueller got what he deserved, her response?

When asked again about his firing, she made this statement:

“I’m not going to let you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault. Here we are years later, and I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are the product of his decisions—not mine.”

Something else that we should all consider regarding Mueller’s lawsuit against Taylor Swift.

In a deposition, Swift reportedly said that the groping “was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life.”

Yes, Taylor Swift is famous. Yes, she’s glamorous and rich. So what? Really, so what? Well gosh! She’s famous so let’s go ahead and treat this as a celebrity fan club festival instead of the very serious case that it is.

Meanwhile, where are the feminists? Where are all of Taylor’s famous girlfriends? Where is Ke$sha? The celebrity/entertainment world was all up in arms regarding Ke$sha’s trial and Taylor even donated $250K to help her recoup her losses! Has Ke$sha come out in support? Nope. Have any of the prime time celebrities and Women’s March people come out in support of Taylor? Nope. Oh wait, Lena Dunham has, but then they are BFF’s for some reason I cannot fathom.

Needless to say, this is a trial regarding sexual assault. This isn’t about celebrity or fame. This is about a situation where a guy took advantage, stuck his hand up a woman’s skirt and groped her when she was in a situation where she could do nothing about it then, other than have her security team kick him out.

(Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)

Taylor Swift’s celebrity status is helpful in one way and one way only in this instance. She is showing women and her young fans that no matter your status in life, you can and SHOULD fight back against sexual assault. Taylor Swift is doing the work the feminists should be doing while the feminists stay silent.

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Scott August 11, 2017 at 3:10 pm

I’m not a fan much at all of her music, but in this situation, GOOD ON HER for taking on this scumbag, and as you pointed out, the fact that her counter-suit is for $1 is quite telling.. Here’s hoping for a quick resolution, and a positive outcome for Ms. Swift… and we can only hope that she reconsiders her friendships..

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Mrs.M August 11, 2017 at 4:57 pm

I’m not a TS fan by any means. She’s way overrated in my opinion. BUT…this jerk needs his balls cut off and roasted on a spit and then shoved so far back up his ass he has to cough to scratch them.

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parker August 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Ok, but why the delayed outrage? Why not slap him and spit in his face at the moment the alleged groping occurred? That would be the reaction of any woman I know.

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Scott August 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm

I’m guessing it was because she didn’t want to disrupt / ruin the meet and greet for the rest of her fans

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Nina August 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

As Scott said, there were quite a few others waiting in line and then she had to get ready to go sing. She opted to buck up and power through. Then she let her mom/management know while getting ready for the concert.

Furthermore, I can tell you that if that had happened to me – I might’ve reacted but at the same time I might’ve reacted as she did … buck up and then deal once situation was over with.

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Nina August 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm

As Scott said, there were quite a few others waiting in line and then she had to get ready to go sing. She opted to buck up and power through. Then she let her mom/management know while getting ready for the concert.

Furthermore, I can tell you that if that had happened to me – I might’ve reacted but at the same time I might’ve reacted as she did … buck up and then deal once situation was over with.

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Denton Salle August 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

I believe that used to be considered being a professional. Good on her.

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PavePusher August 11, 2017 at 11:49 pm

It’s also common for the victim to be shocked enough by the action that they basically can’t summon up an appropriate response, and simply go on mental ‘auto-pilot’ until deliberate cognition catches up to the situation… by which time it’s too late to turn around and slug the asshole in the throat.

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Denton Salle August 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Not a fan of her at all, but damn, you go girl. 1 dollar is classic.

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