Earlier this week, Taylor Swift made headlines when she broke her silence with Time magazine following her August court appearance, where she testified in a lawsuit by former radio DJ David Mueller. Legal drama surrounded a meet and greet appearance when the personality reportedly reached under her skirt and grabbed her bottom. In the new five-question interview with the outlet, the pop star admitted that she hadn't received the court-ordered dollar he was ordered to pay when a federal jury in Denver ruled in favor of Swift.
Now, Mueller has stepped forward to provide The Associated Press with a letter confirming that he did indeed send the symbolic payment of $1, but it seems like he tried to sneak in one final jab at Swift.
As per the outlet, Mueller said that he sent a Sacagawea coin as "a final jab at the singer in a case her side called a win for all women." Swift has yet to respond to the apparent diss and we can't even seem to understand the negative connotation that would come with sending a coin featuring a prominent Native American woman.
"I figured that if he would be brazen enough to assault me under these risky circumstances and high stakes, imagine what he might do to a vulnerable, young artist if given the chance," she said in the interview with Time. "It was important to report the incident to his radio station because I felt like they needed to know. The radio station conducted its own investigation and fired him. Two years later, he sued me."
Later on, she admitted that she was so angry that she decided to flip the script on Mueller's team. "When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man's attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over inane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying," Swift said. "My mom was so upset after her cross-examination, she was physically too ill to come to court the day I was on the stand."
Radio DJ David Mueller groped Taylor Swift during a photo op in 2013. She reported him to his radio station, KYGO, and he was terminated. He said her accusations were false and sued Swift. She countersued for $1 and won. "When I testified, I had already had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger and harass my team, including my mother … I was angry. In that moment, I decided to forgo any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. This man hadn’t considered any formalities when he assaulted me … Why should I be polite? I’m told it was the most amount of times the word ass has ever been said in Colorado federal court." (Mueller’s lawyer did not respond to multiple requests for comment.) @taylorswift is among the Silence Breakers, TIME's Person of the Year. Read the full story on TIME.com. Photograph by Billy & Hells for TIME. #TIMEPOY
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