Swift and her mother initially tried to keep the accusation quiet by reporting the incident to Mueller's bosses and not the police. When Mueller's attorney asked whether Swift was critical of her bodyguard for not interfering if Mueller had really reached under her skirt, Swift answered, "I'm critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass".
"I wasn't ready. I wasn't invited to be in the photo, so I just moved into the shot the best I could".
The exact sum of the donation is unknown, but Zambuto said it was an "extremely generous financial investment in the movement to end sexual violence". Mueller stated in his defense that he merely touched her arm and ribs while "jostling" to position himself for the photo. Mueller, who has denied the claims, filed a $3 million suit against the singer in September 2015, claiming she cost him his job and future career opportunities.
Swift, who was awarded a nominal $1 in damages, promised to donate to charities in the wake of her ordeal.
Mueller was found guilty of assault and battery after he groped Swift during a backstage meet-and-greet in Denver in June 2013.
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While Swift did win a symbolic one dollar from the case, Markgraf says, "I think she's probably being believed more than some victims would because of her popularity, and because of the status that she has". And she said, he didn't touch my rib.
He continued: "I'm probably sitting 35 feet away from her looking through binoculars, and if you've ever tried to draw anything looking through binoculars, it's not the easiest thing in the world".
"Right now, I'm pretty much giving Taylor's testimony a standing ovation from my desk", BuzzFeed's Lauren Yapalater said. Though she only spent about an hour on the stand, Swift made every minute of her testimony count.
Fans were thrilled when Swift won her case, and shared a statement in the courtroom saying she hoped to amplify the voices of others who may feel silenced by sexual assault, and that she would be making donations to organizations who fought on their behalf.
Andrea Swift testified that she asked Bell to call Mueller's employers.