Taylor Swift Gets Choked Up At Tampa Concert On The Anniversary Of Her Sexual Assault Trial Victory
It was just a year ago on August 14 when a jury sided with Taylor Swift in court, determining that DJ David Mueller sexually assaulted and battered the singer.
And at the songstress’ Reputation concert in Tampa on Tuesday night, she got emotional speaking with her fans about the verdict!
Fighting back tears, Tay shared:
“A year ago I was not playing in a stadium in Tampa, I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado. This is the day the jury sided in my favor and said that they believed me.”
With her voice shaking, she continued:
“I guess I just think about all the people that weren’t believed and the people who haven’t been believed, and the people who are afraid to speak up because they think they won’t be believed. I just wanted to say I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed because I don’t know what turn my life would have taken if somebody didn’t believe me when I said something had happened to me.”
You can watch a clip of her message (below):
The 28-year-old also added:
“So I just wanted to say we have so much further to go, and I’m so grateful to you guys for being there for me for what was really a horrible part of my life. “I wanted to thank you for just kind of… I mean I know when I meet you guys at meet-and-greets and after the shows, you guys tell me about the hard times that you’ve gone through in your lives and I really appreciate you trusting me with that information.”
And before continuing with the rest of the show, Swift concluded:
“And you know you guys have seen me go through so many ups and downs in my life just due to the public nature of the way my life is, and I just wanted to say that I’m so happy to see you and to have you and know you through the ups and the downs in my life. Sorry I just haven’t really talked about it, and so I’m just not composed at all.”
Tampa fans in the audience held up $1 bills as she spoke, which was the symbolic amount she was ordered to be awarded by Mueller.
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