Hillary Clinton Just Quietly Showed Her Support for Taylor Swift
Count Hillary Clinton as one of the many people standing fully in support of Taylor Swift and her recent sexual assault trial.
Hillary took a quick break from writing her forthcoming book, watching Wonder Woman, starting a political organization, and drinking lots of wine to send out a subtle endorsement of Taylor Swift, who recently won her sexual assault lawsuit against a Denver DJ.
As Marie Claire spotted, Hillary Clinton liked a tweet by Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, a grassroots organization working to end gun violence. The tweet quoted a Jezebel article about Swift’s win and said, “Taylor Swift is doing this to show every girl that they don’t have to tolerate sexual assault. Thank you, @taylorswift13!”
As a refresher, Swift accused DJ David Mueller of reaching under her skirt and grabbing her butt during a meet-and-greet in 2013, while the two were taking a photo together. Mueller sued Swift two years later for $3 million after getting fired from his job, claiming her allegations were false and had led to his termination from Denver’s KYGO-FM radio station. Swift countersued for just $1 to make a point about sexual assault.
Swift has used this trial to speak out for survivors of sexual assault, even (and especially) in the face of victim-blaming cross-examination tactics. She’s received support from other A-listers (including Kesha, who had her own very public and drawn-out sexual assault trial, against producer Dr. Luke in 2014), as well as encouraging messages from some fans in an office close to the courthouse.
And now it’s clear that Hillary Clinton is totally here for Taylor and the idea of women standing in support of other women—and so are we.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 15, 2017
Related: Taylor Swift’s Mom Says She Wanted to ‘Vomit and Cry’ After Hearing About Her Daughter’s Alleged Sexual Assault