Friday, August 18, 2017

Taylor Swift Donates to Joyful Heart Support Group

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has made good on her pledge to support groups that help sexual assault victims following her victory in a Colorado groping trial this week.

According to Reuters, the 27-year-old singer on Wednesday made what officials described as a generous donation to the Joyful Heart Foundation, whose mission is to educate, support and campaign on sexual violence issues.

"Joyful Heart is honored to be recognized by Taylor Swift for our work on behalf of and in service to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse," the organization said in a statement.

Swift on Monday was awarded the symbolic $1 in damages that she had sought after a federal jury in Denver found that a radio DJ had grabbed her bottom while posing for a photo with her in 2013.

The pop star delivered unflinching testimony describing the incident, saying she wanted to help other women make their voices heard. She said she would donate to organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.

The Joyful Heart Foundation was launched by former "Law & Order; Special Victims Unit" television star Mariska Hargitay in 2004 with the aim of alleviating the isolation felt by domestic abuse and sexual assault victims.

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