Taylor Swift’s testimony is ‘badass.’ It also explains why many…

Taylor Swift’s testimony is ‘badass.’ It also explains why many sexual abuse survivors stay silent

  • Testifying at trial that radio DJ David Mueller groped her in 2013 — reaching up under her skirt and grabbing “a handful of [her] ass” while she posed for a photo with him — Taylor Swift delivered what many outlets have called “brave” and “badass” responses to a set of questions seemingly designed to shame and discredit her.
  • “I’m not going to let you or your client make me feel like this was my fault, because it isn’t,” she said, according to the New York Times, adding, “I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions. Not mine.” 
  • It makes sense that Swift is now being hailed as a hero for her testimony on Thursday: her answers were excellent. A less talked about — yet just as laudable — aspect of her testimony, though, came when Swift said she wasn’t surprised to hear Mueller call her cold after the fact. Read more (8/11/17)