David Mueller, the previous disc jockey whom a Colorado courtroom this yr convicted of groping pop star Taylor Swift in 2014, just lately advised reporters he had mailed the symbolic $1 he owed the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer. Mueller defined he despatched a $1 Sacagawea coin as a result of he hoped for it to work as a dig. The convicted groper indicated he believed Swift blew the matter out of proportion and the press sensationalized the story. Mueller ventured to clarify his joke and mentioned,
I imply if that is all about ladies’s rights… It is a bit poke at them, a bit bit. I imply, I feel they made this right into a publicity stunt, and that is my life.
David Mueller advised the AP he preferred the thought of sending a $1 Sacagawea coin to Taylor Swift as a result of it incorporates a outstanding Native American lady. Thus, one can surmise he thought it amusing as a result of there’s a lady on the coin, and this story grew to become one of the vital talked about ladies’s problems with the yr.
Taylor Swift ended up among the many “Silence Breakers,” the group of women who grew to become TIME’s Person of the Year for 2017. In Swift’s interview for the journal, she revealed she had but to obtain the $1 the courtroom ordered David Mueller to pay her for groping her rear finish at a meet-and-greet occasion in 2014. Swift mentioned why she determined to take a daring stance on the stand within the courtroom and converse in a direct, casual method as an alternative of with courtroom formalities.
Based on Taylor Swift, David Mueller’s lawyer had received on her final nerve by making Swift’s mom upset in the course of the cross-examination. Due to this fact, Swift determined there was no motive for her to be well mannered when it was her flip to talk up. Because of this, Taylor Swift spoke with an assertive, blunt tone, and her testimony went on to make headlines.
The sexual assault case spanned a couple of weeks this yr. Swift famously appeared in courtroom every day of the proceedings. Surprisingly, the matter began as David Mueller’s case. He went after Swift for $three million and alleged he had misplaced his job and occupation after Swift supposedly advised individuals he had put his hand up her skirt and on her rear finish at a meet-and-greet occasion.
When Taylor Swift heard David Mueller was making an attempt to get $three million from her, she countersued for sexual assault and requested for a symbolic $1 to point out the go well with had completely nothing to do with cash. Ultimately, the courtroom threw out Mueller’s case and sided with Swift in her counterclaim.
We’ll have to remain tuned to listen to whether or not Taylor Swift receives the $1 Sacagawea coin David Mueller supposedly despatched to her. It will be fascinating to get her perspective on Mueller’s last attempt at taking her down a peg.