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This Is Why Taylor Swift Is Suing For Just $1 In The Butt-Grabbing Trial

DJ David Mueller sought $3 million in damages, claiming Swift's assault allegations were false and ruined his career.

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ICYMI, Taylor Swift is currently embroiled in a huge, two-pronged legal fight against a radio DJ in Colorado.

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It all goes back to a 2013 preconcert meet-and-greet at which Taylor claims DJ David Mueller sexually assaulted her, lifting up her skirt and grabbing her butt.

Taylor Swift -- The 'Sexual Assault' Photo I Wanted to Keep Secret (PHOTO) https://t.co/qT5FRZLo4T

Fast forward to 2015 when the DJ actually sued Taylor first for defamation, alleging the singer's accusations — which he refutes — cost him his job and ruined his career.

That's the DJ on the stand last week in Denver.
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That's the DJ on the stand last week in Denver.

So he sued Taylor for $3 million in damages.

That's Taylor on the left and the DJ on the stand.
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That's Taylor on the left and the DJ on the stand.

This week, Taylor defended herself on the stand like a badass, and she did not mince words.

Swift said she is not critical of her bodyguard “I’m critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and g… https://t.co/6oP6VS0T9e

And on Friday night, the judge dismissed the DJ's defamation claim against Taylor.

Judge dismissed Taylor Swift from being sued by Mueller finding there was no evidence her reporting of the groping was improper

However, her legal fight isn't over yet: She is countersuing the DJ for sexual assault in response to the DJ's own lawsuit.

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And what's she seeking? $1.

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That's right. A single dollar.

Because for Taylor, it's not about the money — it's about the principle.

She wants the countersuit to be an "example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."
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She wants the countersuit to be an "example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."

It's about speaking up. It's about saying no.

Swift's atty said his client is only seeking $1 & to let people know you can say no & that grabbing a women’s rear… https://t.co/YmVUpvMAU0

"She's just trying to tell people out there that you can say no when someone puts their hand on you," Taylor's attorney said. "Grabbing a woman's rear end is an assault, and it's always wrong. Any woman — rich, poor, famous, or not — is entitled to have that not happen."

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Taylor also said that she'll donate any awarded damages to charities "dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard."

So, to Taylor, we salute you!

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UPDATE

During closing statements on Monday, Taylor's attorney reiterated the meaning of the $1 amount, saying that Taylor is asking for "one single symbolic dollar" and that she has "no desire to bankrupt" Mueller.

Baldridge says in closing TS is asking only for "1 single symbolic dollar" that will tell every women, rich or poor, that no means no

“She has no desire to bankrupt this man..this single dollar that I ask you to award her is of immeasurable value. It means no means no.”

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