If you've been on any social media, you'll probably know that Taylor Swift is currently in the middle of a trial due to an incident that happened in 2013 with a former Denver DJ named David Mueller who was accused of grabbing Swift's butt under her skirt during a pre-show meet and greet. Since this trial began, a lot of people are focused on all of the wrong things. Many people think that Swift is doing this for attention or she's doing it for the money or she's just flat out lying about this alleged sexual assault. Here's what's wrong with these negative thoughts:
Most people fail to read about the case, but instead, see the fact that a court case involves pop star Taylor Swift and sound off in the comments. Let me clear something up for you: Taylor Swift did not initiate this court case. David Mueller sued Swift after he was fired from a Denver radio station due to Swift's allegation and he is seeking up to $3 million in damages for being "wrongfully accused." Taylor Swift had no part in this man being fired. After the meet and greet took place, Taylor told her management team what happened and Mueller along with his girlfriend was removed from the concert and were told that they were no longer welcome to any Taylor Swift concert from that point on. Taylor's management team from that point informed the radio station of the alleged sexual assault and the radio station themselves took action and chose to fire Mueller.
Taylor Swift had nothing to do with this man losing his job.
Taylor then countersued for $1 for assault and battery.
Think about that for a minute. Only one dollar. If Taylor truly wanted pure attention and money, don't you think she'd be asking for more than what it costs to buy a can of soda from a vending machine? Even Taylor's lawyer said, "Ms. Swift has countersued for assault. She wants $1. She's not trying to bankrupt this man. She's trying to tell people out there that you can say no when someone puts their hand on you. Grabbing a woman's rear end is an assault, and it's always wrong. Any woman - rich, poor famous or not - is entitled to have that not happen."
Taylor isn't only fighting for herself, but for all women who have been in total fear of coming forward because of a sexual assault. Don't victim-shame a victim because of who they are. Taylor Swift, pop star or not, is a human being who deserves nothing but respect during this point in her life.
Mueller wants the victim to pay the price and if that's not disgusting and doesn't make you cringe, I don't know what will. It's time to put your differences aside and support Taylor through one of the hardest times in her life and even in her career.