Taylor Swift on Tuesday addressed her Tampa, Florida fans with an empowering message as she looked back on the trial she was involved in last year involving a Denver radio personality she claimed groped her five years ago.
With Tuesday marking the one-year anniversary of the court’s verdict – she won a symbolic $1 against the radio personality – the 28-year-old singer addressed her fans at Raymond James Stadium about the toll the incident – and subsequent legal battle – took on her.
‘A year ago I was not playing in a stadium in Tampa, I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado; this is the day the jury sided in my favor and said that they believed me,’ said the Look What You Made Me Do artist, referring to the initial incident which occurred during a promotional appearance before a 2013 concert at the Pepsi Center, as she claimed DJ David Mueller grabbed her rear end.
The Grammy-winning beauty related the incident toward how people can have their credibility questioned, even as victims.
‘I guess I just think about all the people that weren’t believed and the people who haven’t been believed,’ she said, ‘and the people who are afraid to speak up because they think they won’t be believed.’
Swift empathized with her audience on what if feels like to have one’s truth questioned.
‘I just wanted to say I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed,’ the Shake It Off singer said, ‘because I don’t know what turn my life would have taken if somebody didn’t believe me when I said something had happened to me.’