Taylor Swift Sends Flowers To Denver Company And Makes 'Generous' Donation To Assault Survivors
The singer won her recent court battle against former DJ, David Mueller.
Taylor Swift has made good on her word to donate money to sexual assault charities following her recent court victory, with the singer having given a "generous" portion of her income to the Joyful Heart Foundation.
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The 27-year-old had announced in a statement after the court ruling against DJ David Mueller that she wanted to "help those whose voices should also be heard." She promised: "Therefore I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."
The charity that Taylor ended up picking was founded by close-friend and Law & Order actress Mariska Hargitay. The foundation confirmed to Huffington Post that Taylor had sent them a 'generous donation' but declined to mention a specific figure. The CEO of the charity called the move an "extremely generous financial investment in the movement to end sexual violence.”
This comes as Taylor sent bouquets of flowers to the Denver arts-and-crafts company who hit the headlines after posting encouraging post-it notes on their windows in support of the singer.
Taylor attached a personalised message to employees of the organisation thanking them for "brightening my day for every day I was in Denver."
Meanwhile Taylor has broken months of Tumblr silence after liking a poignant post referring to the trail. The post included a quote from a NY Times piece that tells the anecdote of a man who used Taylor's presence at court to impart a powerful message to his 10-year-old daughter.
''I've had many conversations with her as I walk her to school," Mr. Lee said. "I tell her: 'You're an alpha. I want you to know how to pull the claws out when you need them. Because you're going to need them."
The ruling of trial went in Taylor's favour, with jurors finding David Mueller guilty of both assault and battery. The judge dismissed his $3 million lawsuit and awarded Taylor the $1 she was seeking; a figure her attorney Douglas Baldridge, called "a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation."