Singer Taylor Swift donated a large sum of money to Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation for sexual assault survivors. Her act of kindness comes just days after a jury found a former radio host guilty of groping Swift at a meet-and-greet in 2013.
After the trial Swift released a statement about the case, “I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society, and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this,” she said. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard," Swift said. "Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
Hargitay's foundation was founded in 2004 and is designed to educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault.
The official account of Joyful Heart tweeted on Thursday "Overcome with gratitude for all the support & love since yesterday's news about @taylorswift13's gift."
The foundation did not disclose how much Swift donated but Maile M. Zambuto, CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, said the singer is committed to helping assault survivors.
“Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work,” Zambuto told the Huffington Post. “Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to wanting to be of service to survivors.”