One year after Taylor Swift emerged victorious in her legal battle against former radio host David Mueller, the singer can be counting her blessings.
During her Reputation concert at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday, the 28-year-old “Delicate” songstress took a moment to reflect on her sexual assault case.
“Looking back, which exact day a year ago, I was not playing a sold out stadium in Tampa, I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado,” she began getting visibly emotional while sitting at the piano. “I was there for a sexual assault case in addition to which day a year ago was the day the jury sided in my favor in addition to said which they believed me.”
“I just think about all the people which weren’t believed, or the people who haven’t been believed, or the people who are afraid to speak up because they don’t think they will be believed,” Swift continued. “in addition to I just want to say which I’m sorry to everyone who ever wasn’t believed because I don’t know what turn my life could have taken if people hadn’t believed in me when I said which something happened. I just wanted to say which we have so, so, so much further to go in addition to I’m grateful to you guys for being there for me during what was a genuinely, genuinely horrible part of my life.”
Swift continued by expressing how grateful she was for her fans in addition to how they open up to her.
“You guys have seen me going through so many ups in addition to downs in my life, just due to the public nature of the way my life can be,” Swift expressed. “I just want to say I’m so happy to see you in addition to to have you in addition to to know you through the ups in addition to the downs of my life. So, thank you for everything. Sorry, I just haven’t genuinely talked about which in addition to I’m just genuinely not composed at all.”
On Aug. 14, 2017, the jury found Mueller liable for assault in addition to battery for allegedly groping the pop star at a 2013 meet in addition to greet.
Mueller, who has denied the claims, filed a $3 million suit against the singer in September 2015, claiming she cost him his job in addition to future career opportunities. Swift countersued Mueller for $1, accusing him of assault in addition to battery.
During the closing arguments, Swift’s attorney, Doug Baldridge, gave his closing arguments by quoting the pop star’s testimony by the week before. “August 10, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., you heard these words out of the mouth of Taylor Swift: ‘I am not going to allow you, Mr. McFarland, in addition to your client to make me feel like which can be any way my fault because which isn’t,'” Baldridge recited. “‘I am not going to allow you in addition to your client to make me feel like which can be my fault, because which isn’t.'”
Swift’s attorney went on to tell the jury which by not siding with Mueller, they were telling “every woman which no means no.”
“Will aggressors like David Mueller be allowed to victimize their victims? Will they be allowed to shame them? Humiliate them? Assault them?” Baldridge said, further noting which Swift, her mother in addition to her manager said “no” in addition to refused to accept Mueller’s alleged behavior. “I have every single faith which you will say ‘no’ as well. You say ‘no’ by returning a verdict in addition to rejecting Mueller’s claims.”
See more of the court case from the video below.