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Taylor Swift on sexual assault witness: ‘I was angry, tired of being bullied

Taylor Swift, a rape victium, speaks out about experience in Time Magazine. Here Swift performs at the DIRECTV NOW Super Sunday Night Concert in February 2017.

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Taylor Swift has a new team thanks to Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” honor.

On Wednesday morning, the Time announced their annual “Person of the Year”, but instead of honoring an individual, the magazine with the name “The Silence Breakers,” women who have come together in order to fight and speak out against sexual harassment scandals in 2017, as the “People of the Year.”

#TimePOY

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Swift went to the trial on August 10, to face off against David Mueller, who she said groped her by grabbing her bare ass in 2013.

“When I testified, I had been in the court of the whole week and had to watch this man is a lawyer and bully, badger and harass with my team, including my mother about insane details, and ridiculous tracks, accusing them, and me, lying,” Swift told Time. “I was angry. At that moment, I decided to opt out of any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions on the way in which it happened. This man had not seen for formalities when we are attacked me, and his lawyer have not returned to my mother – why should I be polite? I am told that the most number of times that the word ‘ass’ has ever said in Colorado Federal Court.”

Swift, who won the lawsuit, also offered advice to women who are in a similar situation.

“My advice is that you not blame yourself and do not agree with the blame others will try to place on you,” Swift said. “You should not be blamed for waiting 15 minutes, 15 days or 15 years to report sexual abuse or harassment, or for the result of what happens to a person after or she makes the choice to be sexually harassed or attacked.”

In addition to her Time magazine cover, Swift also has the headings for her edgier new look on the cover of the British Vogue. During the dissemination, the singer poses in a series of lively, pure and punk inspired looks. The fashion spread also comes after the news that the singer has reignited her long-time feud with Kim Kardashian West.

Thank you @edward_enninful and @mertalas for your passion, spirit, and contagious laughter on the set. Mert and Marcus took these photos for @britishvogue and my album photos for the reputation, and it is thus a band together to work so closely together and talk a lot about what we wanted. It’s been a while since I have done a magazine cover. I am really glad that my first was back with such wonderful people. #newvogue

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But despite the bad blood between Swift and Kardashian, Taylor still hopes that she and all the others who come forward about sexual harassment this year have helped to make a difference.

“The brave men and women who come forward this year have all moved the needle in terms of letting people know that this abuse of power must not be tolerated.”

I never trust a narcissist But they love me…

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