Man Who Groped Taylor Swift Claims He Did Pay Her the 'Symbolic $1' That Was Court Ordered
By Jackie Willis
According to former radio DJ David Mueller, Taylor Swift should be receiving money in the mail any day now.
In August, a jury found Mueller liable of assault and battery for groping the "Look What You Made Me Do" singer during a meet-and-greet four years ago in Denver, Colorado. Mueller, who has denied the claims, filed a $3 million lawsuit against the singer in September 2015, claiming she cost him his job and future career opportunities. Swift countersued Mueller for $1, accusing him of assault and battery -- and won.
Mueller said he sent her a Sacagawea coin on Nov. 28, and provided proof of payment to AP. The former radio DJ admitted that he purposefully picked the coin -- which features a Native American woman -- as a final jab at Swift.
“I mean if this is all about women’s rights. … It’s a little poke at them, a little bit,” he said. “I mean, I think they made this into a publicity stunt, and this is my life."
In her interview with Time, Swift opened up about what it was like to win in court against Mueller, while also revealing that he had yet to pay her.
"When the jury found in my favor, the man who sexually assaulted me was court-ordered to give me a symbolic one dollar," she shared. "To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself."
Check out more of Swift's interview with the magazine: