These Celebs Are Praising Taylor Swift For Making A Stand Against Sexual Harassment
On August 10, Taylor Swift walked into a courtroom and let a lawyer, his client, and the entire world know that she will absolutely not stand for anything other than the truth when someone makes a point to "grab [her] bare ass" without her permission.
Swift is in Denver to testify in a suit brought about by David Mueller, a former radio host who sued Swift in 2015, alleging that she falsely claimed he reached up her skirt and touched her inappropriately during a photo call. He says that her accusations impacted his career in a negative way; she says that he should be held responsible for his actions, and told his lawyer, "I'm not going to allow you or your client to make me feel like this was my fault, because it isn't." (She counter-sued and accused him of assault and battery.)
Shortly following her deposition, the internet reacted to her (frankly, badass) replies to Mueller's lawyer, and how firmly she stood her ground on the stand. Her friends were some of the first to show support, as Lena Dunham — a longtime pal of Swift's, who's also dating Jack Antonoff, one of Swift's favorite collaborators — tweeted that she was proud of her for telling the courtroom what's what.
Proud of @taylorswift13 for her fierce & cutting testimony & her refusal to settle for being treated like property. Her example is powerful.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 11, 2017
Nelly Furtado chimed in, too, as she definitely knows from experience how artists can be taken advantage of in the music industry, and how they're subjected to unsavory situations much like the one Swift described in court.
Been in several meet n' greets where radio staff attempt to cross lines. Love @taylorswift13 for fighting 4 women's safety in the workplace.
— Nelly Furtado (@NellyFurtado) August 11, 2017
Jaime King — who's been a member of Swift's squad since Swift's squad became a thing — is here for her bud.
— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) August 11, 2017
George Takei was impressed with Swift's steadfast testimony, too.
Fearless indeed. https://t.co/NeXfwxrq1C
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 11, 2017
The verdict: Swift's fans, friends, and family are more than ready to lend her support when she needs them.
- Hilary Hughes
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