Taylor Swift has made an undisclosed donation to a charity fighting for sexual assault victims after winning her symbolic $1 in damages from a DJ she said groped her in 2013.
The donation went to the Joyful Heart Foundation, a charity founded by “Law & Order” actress Mariska Hargitay that aims to support sexual assault victims through advocacy and education as well as partnerships with law enforcement to reduce the backlog of untested rape kits.
Swift’s “courage & generous investment in our work send a powerful message to survivors: you are not alone,” the charity said in a tweet on Wednesday.
This week on “Pat & Stu,” Stu Burguiere explained the symbolic $1 and the trial – although Jeffy Fisher appeared to know more about “the groping case.”
In 2013, Swift made an appearance at a Denver radio station and posed for a photograph with David Mueller, a former radio host, and his girlfriend. She asserted in court earlier this month that Mueller grabbed her buttocks, calling it a uniquely “sneaky” move because a wall shielded them from anyone seeing his hand go under her skirt.
The photo of the moment shows Swift edging away from Mueller, with his hand positioned directly behind her.
“The reason that this was such a devious and sneaky act is that the only thing that was behind me was a wall,” Swift testified in court, saying that only someone on the floor looking up could have seen it happen “and we didn’t have anyone positioned there.”
Swift’s team alerted the radio station, resulting in Mueller being fired four years ago. He sued Swift and sought up to $3 million in damages, alleging that she had lied to get him fired; she responded by countersuing him for assault and battery and asking for a symbolic $1.