Taylor Swift appears on Time magazine’s Person of the entire year cover honoring people who’ve come forward to record sexual misconduct.
The article also includes actor Ashley Judd, who was at the center of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, in addition to Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano and activist Tarana Burke — pioneers in the #MeToo motion that sparked a global discussion about sexual harassment and assault.
But some users on community media questioned why Swift was on the cover.
Two months before the Weinstein allegations, the singer testified a Denver radio DJ known as David Mueller reached under her skirt and groped her before a concert in June 2013.
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Swift’s crew reported Mueller to KYGO, his radio station, and he was fired two times later. In 2015, he sued Swift, alleging he misplaced his job as a result of a false accusation. Swift countersued for $1.
Mueller’s lawyer asked Swift on the witness stand whether she felt negative about obtaining the DJ fired.
“I’m not going to enable you to or your client get me feel at all that is my fault,” Swift said, according to Time. “I’m being blamed for the unfortunate situations of his existence that are a merchandise of his decisions. Not really mine.”
In August, the jury ruled in favor of Swift.
“I figured that if he’d come to be brazen enough to assault me under these risky instances, imagine what he might carry out to a vulnerable, adolescent artist if offered the chance,” Swift told Time.
Furthermore to high-profile celebrities, Time also interviewed entrepreneurs, resort housekeepers, lobbyists and strawberry pickers who spoke out against sexual misconduct within their industries.
CNN Money’s Jill Disis contributed to the report.