Earlier this week, the trial for Taylor Swift's countersuit against David Mueller began in Denver, Colorado, and, over the last few days, people have begun to weigh in online. At first, support for the singer seemed noticeably soft, but these celebrity tweets about Swift's trial prove that stars are standing firmly by her — especially when it comes to her bold, unflinching testimony.
In the case, Swift alleges that Mueller lifted her skirt with his hands and grabbed her bare bottom while they were taking a photo during a 2013 meet-and-greet. Mueller, a former radio DJ, denies her claims and seeks $3 million in damages, claiming that her accusations got him fired. He initially sued her in 2015, and she countered soon after, seeking $1 because she wants the case to serve "as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts," according to The Washington Post.
Swift reiterated her claims after taking the stand on Thursday, asserting that it was "completely intentional" and she has "never been so sure of anything in [her] life.” Mueller maintained his innocence, explaining at various points that he only touched her "rib cage" and that a colleague was probably the one who groped her, as NBC News reported. But whatever the outcome of the trial, it seems most stars are putting their backing behind Swift.
Lena Dunham Praised Her "Fierce" & "Cutting" Testimony
Proud of @taylorswift13 for her fierce & cutting testimony & her refusal to settle for being treated like property. Her example is powerful.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 11, 2017
Dunham, a noted friend of Swift, wrote on Twitter that Swift's example was powerful.
Gretchen Carlson Commended Her "Courage"
Nelly Furtado Showed Solidarity
Been in several meet n' greets where radio staff attempt to cross lines. Love @taylorswift13 for fighting 4 women's safety in the workplace.— Nelly Furtado (@NellyFurtado) August 11, 2017
The musician tweeted that she's faced her own share of over-the-line behavior.
George Takei Called Swift "Fearless"
The Star Trek actor kept his message short but potent.
Jaime King Hailed Her Bravery
Lenny Jacobson Applauded Swift's Testimony
"It's so important for women, especially young ladies that have this happen to them every day," the Nurse Jackie actor wrote.
Ashley Judd Thanked Her For Taking A Stand
The Divergent alum tweeted that she had Swift's back.
Seeing Hollywood stand in solidarity with the singer is very reassuring.