Taylor Swift stopped her concert Tuesday night to talk candidly about her 2017 groping trial on the anniversary of the judge deciding in her favor.
The “Redemption” singer was performing in Tampa, Florida when she opened up to her fans about the ordeal.
“I was [in a Denver courtroom] for a sexual assault case,” she told her fans, “and this day a year ago was the day that the jury decided in my favor and said they believed me.”
She continued, “I guess I just think about all the people that weren’t believed and the people who haven’t been believed, and the people who are afraid to speak up because they think they won’t be believed.”
Turning her focus on her Swifties, she thanked her fans for “being there for me during what was a really, really horrible part of my life.”
“I meet you guys at meet-and-greets and after the shows, you guys tell me about the hard times that you’ve gone through in your lives and I really appreciate you trusting me with that information,” Taylor Swift said as she began to choke up.
“And you know, you guys have seen me go through so many ups and downs in my life, just due to the public nature of the way my life is,” she told the crowd. “And I just wanted to say that I’m so happy to see you and to have you and know you through the ups and the downs in my life.”
Last August, a jury found Denver deejay David Mueller guilty of groping the singer during a meet-and-greet back in 2013.
He was ordered to pay her a symbolic $1.