An art store faced the courthouse during Taylor Swift’s trial in a lawsuit against David Mueller for groping her. Every day the art store Craftsy took the opportunity to support Taylor Swift with their window space. Using post it notes the store wrote inspirational messages using lyrics from Taylor Swift’s songs. These messages included, “Fearless,” “Haterz Gonna Hate,” “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and “People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine.” Taylor Swift took notice and was very appreciative of Craftsy’s constant support. She sent the staff of Craftsy flowers, and what appeared to be cards as a token of her appreciation.
In regards to their positive window messages, a staff member of the art store said, “We are just a group of creative women just supporting another creative woman.” When Craftsy employees received flowers from Taylor Swift they responded by tweeting, “We’re so happy our messages brightened your day as much as your flowers brightened ours!”
In regards to the trial, Taylor Swift told US Weekly, “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this.” The talented singer continued, “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
Recently, Taylor Swift won the counter lawsuit against David Mueller and was compensated the dollar that she had asked for. Her attorney Douglas Baldridge, called it “a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation.”
In court, Taylor Swift’s body guard Greg Dent testified as he had seen the sexual assault unfold first hand. He stated, “I know she wasn’t comfortable with it, that’s why she moved, pushed her skirt down and moved closer to the woman.” He said, “I know I saw it. I don’t believe I saw it. I know I saw it.” He continued, “I take my cues from her in certain situations, and she continued with the photos.” When David Mueller said that the entire incident must have been a case of mistaken identity, despite having reportedly changed his story seven times so far, the body guard replied by saying, “We weren’t doing a police lineup. I was standing right there.” He added, “I saw him. I didn’t need to go look at the camera to see what he looked like.”
Taylor Swift also testified against David Mueller. She said, “I was looking at the floor, and I just wanted him to be gone.” She also added, “He reached under my skirt and grabbed my ass right when I was having to pose for a photo, and it felt intentional that that would be the time he would choose to do it.” She continued, “It’s impossible for me to pick one specific moment that it was happening because it happened in a series of moments, so one of the moments when it was happening, in progress, was the moment we were posing for the photo and when the photo was being taken, but that was not the only moment that he was grabbing my ass.”
The singer also said, “I’m not going to allow you or your client to make me feel in any way that this is my fault, because it isn’t.” Taylor Swift continued, “I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions, and not mine.” She went on to say, “This is a photo of him with his hand up my skirt — with his hand on my ass. You can ask me a million questions. I’m never going to say anything different. I never have said anything different.”