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Jury rules in favor of Taylor Swift in groping case against DJ

On Monday, a jury ruled in favor of singer Taylor Swift, determining that David Mueller, a former DJ in Denver, grabbed her backside in 2013 during a meet and greet.

Mueller had sued Swift, her mother Andrea Swift, and radio handler Frank Bell for $3 million, claiming that his career was ruined when Swift's team told his radio station he had groped her while taking a photo together. Swift countersued, coming forward with the allegations that he groped her. Last week, the judge tossed out Mueller's suit, saying there was no proof that Swift purposely tried to get him fired.

Swift was awarded a symbolic $1 by the jury, and said in a statement she hopes to "help those whose voices should also be heard." Many women are afraid to come forward with allegations because of the "enormous cost" of having a lawyer, and that's why she will be "making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."