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Jury Sides With Taylor Swift in Groping Lawsuit

Jurors in a Denver federal court on Monday sided with Taylor Swift in her lawsuit against a DJ who allegedly groped her, and ordered the DJ to pay her $1, the symbolic damages Swift requested in her suit. Swift accused DJ David Mueller of groping her during a 2013 meet-and-greet. Mueller sued Swift in 2015, claiming her allegations lost him his job. Swift countersued Mueller, saying he “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission.” A judge rejected Mueller’s suit. In a Monday night statement, Swift thanked her lawyers, and said she acknowledged "the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."