"My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard", Swift said in a prepared statement, promising to make unspecified donations to groups that help victims of sexual assault.
On each day of the week-long trial workers at Craftsy, a handicrafts website based near the Denver courtroom where the case was heard, used post-it notes to display supportive lyrics from Taylor's songs in their windows.
Taylor Swift showed her appreciation to the employees at Craftsy, the Denver company that displayed supportive messages in its windows during her recent groping trial.
"Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there", Swift said in a deposition. Both are smiling. Mueller's then-girlfriend is standing on the other side of Swift. Per Swift's request, jurors awarded her $1 in damages - a sum her attorney, Douglas Baldridge, called "a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation".
On Monday, a jury found that Taylor Swift had been groped by a radio station host after hearing testimony from the singer and her mom, Andrea, detailing the sexual harassment.
Some Swift fans have wondered if Kandyba has been drawing unflattering portraits of Swift because he's been siding with Mueller during the trial, and Kandyba, speaking with Westword, scoffs at that idea: "I don't have a horse in either of those races..."
Mueller denied any misconduct and he filed a $257,500 lawsuit against the singer, saying that she ruined his career with false accusations. The 27-year-old pop star responded with a countersuit for assault and battery.
Following Monday's verdict, Taylor has vowed to donate money to sexual assault charities to help victims defend themselves.
Hopefully, Tegan's story will encourage other women to speak out if they've been harassed or abused, because there's nothing to be ashamed of.
"So seeing someone that they respect, that they identify with [state they've been assaulted], has a big impact", he said.
But she said she immediately went to her photographer after the meet-and-greet ended and found the photo of her with Mueller, telling the photographer what happened.
"I think this could have a long-term impact and help shape the conversation", he said.