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Sexual assault survivors listened when Taylor Swift spoke up

For many survivors of sexual assault, this was a high-wattage mirror of their own experiences

Melena Ryzik | NYT 

She’s sold millions of albums and heard stadiums full of fans chant her lyrics at sold-out concerts around the world. But the Taylor Swift line that might resonate the loudest now is “He grabbed my bare ass.” Ms. Swift, the pop superstar, made that comment in a federal courtroom in Denver last week, as part of her testimony against David Mueller, a former radio host who sued her, claiming she falsely accused him of groping her during a backstage photo opportunity in 2013. Ms. Swift countersued for assault and battery. Her confident and blunt testimony swayed ...

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First Published: Wed, August 16 2017. 11:38 IST