Here's Where Taylor Swift Is Making Her First Donation Post Groping Trial

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After a jury ruled on Monday that DJ David Mueller had, in fact, grabbed the singer’s “bare ass” (her words) during a 2013 meet-and-greet, Taylor Swift announced that she would be making donations to different organizations that support victims of sexual assault.

“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,” Swift said in a statement. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard.”


So where’s her first donation going? According to HuffPost the Joyful Heart Foundation will be one of the first organizations to receive a donation from Swift. The Joyful Heart Foundation was founded in 2004 by detective Olivia Benson—uh, I mean, actress Mariska Hargitay. Swift is a Law and Order: SVU fan, she even named her cat after Olivia Benson, and at one point was almost going to make a cameo on the show.

Taylor Swift was awarded exactly $1 in damages, a symbolic request, so donations are from her own pocket. And while the organization can’t reveal how much Swift donated, it is reportedly an “extremely generous financial investment in the movement to end sexual violence.”

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Hazel Cills

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