Gets symbolic $1 award.
Taylor Swift won a federal court trial on Monday, with the jury awarding her the symbolic $1 she had sought from a Colorado DJ she accused of grabbing her bare bottom during a photo shoot.
The eight-member U.S. District Court jury found that radio personality David Mueller had assaulted and battered her during the “meet-and-greet” photo session.
The same panel, which deliberated for less than a day, rejected Mueller’s claims that the singer’s team got him fired from his “dream job” at his radio station by making false groping accusations.
The 27-year-old singer’s attorney, Douglas Baldridge, said during his closing remarks in the case that his client was asking only $1 in damages because she had no desire to bankrupt the DJ, only to send a message.
“It means ‘no means no’ and it tells every woman they will decide what will be tolerated with their body,” Baldridge said of the principle Swift was trying to defend.
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Mueller, 55, initiated the litigation, calling the allegations false and suing Swift, her mother and her radio station liaison Frank Bell over his termination.