This Twitter User Nails Exactly Why Taylor Swift's Sexual Assault Lawsuit Matters

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You've probably heard by now that Taylor Swift is involved in a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought on by a former KYGO radio show host, David Mueller, who's suing her for losing his job after he allegedly grabbed Swift's butt. He is asking for $3 million because the allegations caused his employer to terminate him days after the June 2013 event. (Yeah, let that sink in.)

Swift is countersuing her assaulter for a mere $1, reportedly "on principle" -- not to get more rich -- as she wants to emphasize that she believes what Mueller did was assault.

Naturally, Twitter has a LOT of feelings about it, but one user perfectly summed up why this is a huge deal and why we need to pay attention. 

  • Taylor, who testified August 10, refuses to take any blame of any kind for David Mueller's actions and is taking a stand for women everywhere.

    Sketch of Taylor Swift testifying in court
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    "I'm not going to allow you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault," Swift told Gabe McFarland, Mueller's lawyer, during her testimony, NBC News reports

    "Here we are years later, and I'm being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are the product of his decisions -- not mine .... It was a definite grab ... a very long grab. It was intentional. He stayed latched onto my bare a-- cheek ... I felt him grab onto my a-- cheek under my skirt. He grabbed my a-- underneath my skirt."

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  • NYC-based writer Dana Schwartz mic-dropped a few facts on the Swift trial -- and the need for swift justice -- in a series of articulate tweets.

    McFarland claims the once on-air radio talent was fired from his "dream job" at KYGO and "wants to be fairly compensated for income he lost and [the] ability to earn income in the future" thanks to Taylor.

    Swift's attorney, Doug Baldridge, calls BS.

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    "They didn't file a lawsuit against you in public, did they?" Baldridge asks Mueller in court August 10, People reports -- kindly reminding the fallen DJ he was the one who made the alleged sexual assault known to the all, not Taylor.

  • Schwartz lasered in on the countersuit and emphasized that the only humiliation that was suffered was done so by Swift.

    "Resolution of this Counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts," Swift's countersuit notes

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  • Because in a world where people dissect your appearance in order to qualify whether or not a crime has been committed ...

  • ... we rally behind people -- like Taylor -- who find the strength to reclaim their time and remind people everywhere our bodies are *our* own.

    "A woman is assaulted. She reports it and she gets sued ... it doesn’t make sense," Baldridge said in court. "She's trying to tell people out there that you can say no when someone grabs you no matter who they are."

  • "Grabbing a woman's rear end is an assault, and it's always wrong," Baldridge declared in his opening statement.

    "Any woman -- rich, poor, famous or not -- is entitled to not have that happen," he added.

  • Schwartz's tweets are poignant, timely, and a reminder of the uphill battles that still lie ahead.

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