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The former DJ convicted of groping Taylor Swift sent her a $1 Sacajawea coin as payment


A former radio DJ who was ordered to pay singer Taylor Swift a symbolic $1 for groping her at a photo opportunity says he mailed her a Sacajawea coin last week.

David Mueller provided a letter to The Associated Press showing that the payment was sent to Swift on Nov. 28.

“I mean, if this is about women’s rights … It’s a little poke at them, a little bit,” he told AP of the coin’s significance.

“I mean, I think they made this into a publicity stunt, and this is my life,” Mueller added of Swift and her legal team.

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Time magazine on Wednesday listed Swift as one of the “Silence Breakers” it was recognizing as “Person of the Year.”

Swift told Time in an interview published that day Mueller had not yet paid her the $1 she won in court earlier this year.

“To this day he has not paid me that dollar, and I think that act of defiance is symbolic in itself,” she said.

“Going to court to confront this type of behavior is a lonely and draining experience, even when you win, even when you have the ability to defend yourself,” Swift continued.

“When I testified, I had already been in court all week and had to watch this man’s attorney bully, badger, and harass my team – including my mother – over inane details and ridiculous minutiae, accusing them, and me, of lying. I was angry.”

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Swift said that Mueller, then a DJ in Denver, groped her buttocks during a photo opportunity in 2013.

The singer reported Muller to his then-radio station, which conducted a probe of his behavior and fired him.

Mueller sued Swift in 2015, seeking up to $3 million in damages and alleging she falsely accused him.

Swift then countersued Mueller for a symbolic $1, and a federal jury in Denver ruled in her favor last August.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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