TIME Magazine names 2017 person of the year

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In the accompanying issue, the singer breaks her own silence about her court case earlier this year against DJ David Mueller, who sued her for defamation after he was sacked when she told his superiors that Mueller had groped her backstage at a concert.

As well as hitting out against the culture of victim blaming, and said that it's never too late to speak out if you've been abused.

TIME magazine has named the "Silence Breakers" as it's 2017 person of the year.

Swift said Mueller put his hand under her dress and grabbed her bare bottom.

"This man hadn't considered any formalities when he assaulted me, and his lawyer didn't hold back on my mom-why should I be polite?"

Taylor Swift's court case earlier this year against groping radio DJ David Mueller not only took the news by storm, but Swift subtly dug at the former host in her "Look What You Made Me Do" video, soaking in a tub filled with jewels and the one dollar she won in the case against him. She stood next to figures such as Ashley Judd, one of the first stars who went on the record with allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and lobbyist Adama Iwu, who helped coordinate a campaign to stop harassment in California state politics. Because she stood up and testified against her harasser in court, Swift is one of TIME's Silence Breakers. For her, it was necessary to report the groping incident.


Taylor Swift performs "Out of the Woods" at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 15, 2016.

'Even when you win, even when you have the financial ability to defend yourself. there are still so many people who feel victimized, afraid and silenced by their abusers and circumstances'. "Two years later, he sued me". He was sacked from country radio station KYGO days after Swift's management team reported what happened. "I spent two years reading headlines referring to it as "The Taylor Swift Butt Grab Case" with internet trolls making a joke about what happened to me", she wrote. She said that she was told afterwards that her testimony was the most times the word "ass" had been used in a Colorado court. "You might be made to feel like you're overreacting, because society has made this stuff seem so casual".

"When the jury found in my favor, the man who sexually assaulted me was court-ordered to give me a symbolic $1".

Taylor was adamant about not accepting blame for what happened to her and knew it was important to tell her story, despite the negative criticism she received during the trial, because she didn't want another young, vulnerable star to go through the same experience.

When speaking of the $1, Swift said, 'to this day he has not paid me that. and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself'.

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