In an interview with Time, the GRAMMY winner admits that court wasn't easy for herself or her family, especially her mother, Andrea.
"When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger and harass my team including my mother over inane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying," she recalls. "My mom was so upset after her cross-examination, she was physically too ill to come to court the day I was on the stand. I was angry."
Swift continues. "In that moment, I decided to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened. 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’m told it was the most amount of times the word “a**” has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court."
Upon taking the stand during the trial, the pop star took no punches from Mueller's lawyer, who at one point asked her if she felt guilty about Mueller losing his job. “I’m not going to let you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault," she fiercely responded. "Here we are years later, and I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are the product of his decisions -- not mine."