Taylor Swift Made Good On Her Promise to Donate Money to Victims of Sexual Assault
The generous gift comes shortly after the singer won her groping lawsuit against DJ David Mueller.
Even before winning her lawsuit against DJ David Mueller for groping allegations and being award $1 (the symbolic amount that she sued for), Taylor Swift promised to donate money to help support sexual assault survivors. Now, Tay is making good on that promise and recently gave an undisclosed but "generous" amount of money to the Joyful Heart Foundation, according to E! News.
The nonprofit was founded by Taylor's close friend and fellow sexual assault activist, Mariska Hargitay (yep-of Law & Order: SVU). It works to heal, educate, and advocate for those who've survived sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. "Taylor Swift's courage to speak out and her generous investment in our work send a powerful message to survivors everywhere: you are not alone," they shared on Instagram shortly after the donation was made.
"What happened to you matters. These issues matter. Every survivor deserves to be heard, believed, and supported," they continued. "We are grateful to @taylorswift for her generosity and courage, and we thank all those who join us in committing to a world where we boldly #SupportSurvivors."
Mariska also took to social media to share a few sweet words for Taylor. "For sharing your story, your resources, your time, your voice: @taylorswift13 you are a force." she wrote.
The friendship between Taylor and Mariska precedes the singer's legal battle. Not only has Taylor named one of her cats Olivia after Mariska's badass character on the hit TV show, but, if you remember, the actress also made an unforgettable cameo in Taylor's infamous "Bad Blood" music video. (Related: Taylor Swift Just Revealed the Best News for Your Spotify Workout Playlist)
It's amazing to see two fearless women come together for such an amazing cause and do their part to make a difference.