4 important things Taylor Swift said about sexual assault and harassment

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In a new interview with TIME magazine, Taylor revealed that he has not even paid her that dollar. He was sacked from country radio station KYGO days after Swift's management team reported what happened.

But despite the bad blood between Swift and Kardashian, Taylor still hopes that she and all the others who have come forward about sexual harassment this year have helped to make a difference.

On Wednesday morning, Time announced their annual "Person of the Year", but instead of honoring one individual, the magazine named "The Silence Breakers", women who have come together in to fight and speak out against sexual harassment scandals in 2017, as the "People of the Year".

In her first comments about the case since standing across from Mueller in court, Swift told Time why she refused to stay silent about his behavior.


During her court proceedings, Taylor turned to the "Rainbow" singer, who is now embroiled in her own legal battle against her former producer Dr. Luke, whom she claims sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her. "I spoke to Kesha on the phone and it really helped to talk to someone who had been through the demoralizing court process", Swift told Time.

When Swift and Mueller's legal proceedings were in the national spotlight, Tay turned to Kesha - who's now involved her own lengthy legal battle against her former producer, Dr. Luke, whom she alleges sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her - for help.

And in an interview for the issue, it's easy to understand why she's among the mix. However, Mueller still hasn't acknowledged her victory.

In the interview, Swift opens up about the emotions she felt in court, and how they affected her mother. "You might be made to feel like you're overreacting, because society has made this stuff seem so casual".


"In that moment, I chose to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened", Swift said of her own testimony. You don't have to like Taylor Swift, but you do need to respect what she did, what that means to women, and that she too has a place in the #MeToo movement. 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?

"I think that this moment is important for awareness, for how parents are talking to their children, and how victims are processing their trauma, whether it be new or old", she continued.

After stating that the men and women who have come forward with claims of harassment and abuse are "brave", Swift admitted that going to court against Mueller wasn't the easiest experience.

Taylor explained that even when you have the money to defend yourself in court - or even if you win - dealing with sexual assault is draining and lonely.


"Even though awareness is higher than ever about workplace sexual harassment, there are still so many people who feel victimised, afraid and silenced by their abusers and circumstances".

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