A Decision Has Been Made In The Taylor Swift Groping Case
The legal battle between Taylor Swift and David Mueller is over.
An eight person jury have deemed that the DJ did assault and batter her during the 2013 meet and greet while on her Red tour in Denver.
The jury also came to the decision that Swift's mother, Andrea Swift, and Frank Bell (a radio insider) are not liable of tortious interference with contract.
The ruling came after four hours of deliberation, with the jury made up of six women and two men.
Baldrige had sued Swift for $3 million in damages after he lost his job when the singing sensation went public about the assault.
Swift counter-sued the former DJ for $1 for assault and battery, stating that the money does not mean anything to her, however she wanted to stand up against sexual assault and clear her name.
In a statement, Taylor Swift thanked her legal team and anyone who “offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal.”— E! News (@enews) August 14, 2017
“I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself.”— E! News (@enews) August 14, 2017
“My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard.”— E! News (@enews) August 14, 2017
“Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”— E! News (@enews) August 14, 2017
"By returning a verdict on Ms. Swift's counterclaim for a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation...You will tell every woman...that no means no," Swift's legal representation, Douglas Baldridge said.
During the four days of testimony, the 27-year-old took to the stand to share her version of events.
"I felt him grab onto my ass cheek underneath my skirt," she said.
"The first couple of milliseconds I thought it must be a mistake, so I moved to the side very quickly so that his side would be removed from my ass cheek, but it didn't let go.
"It was a very shocking thing that has never happened to me before. This was not something I had ever dealt with.
"I got as far away from him as I possibly could."
Hours after the event, members of Swift's security detail evicted Mueller and his then girlfriend, Shannon Melcher (also in the photo) from the venue.
Since the verdict was delivered, Swift has thanked her legal team and promised to donate money to services that help represent victims of sexual abuse.