If you’ve been following Taylor Swift’s court case against former radio host David Mueller, then you know that the singer-songwriter won her case earlier this week.
T. Swift alleged that she was groped during a 2013 public meet-and-greet by the then-DJ, and after a long week, the jury found Mueller liable for assault with a unanimous verdict.
As soon as she won the case, Swift announced that she would be donating money to organizations that help survivors of sexual assault. She said, “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard. Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”
First on her list: the Joyful Heart Foundation (FabFitFun’s Summer Box charity). The organization is widely known for its work to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.
— Joyful Heart (@TheJHF) August 15, 2017
According to Maile M. Zambuto, the CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, Swift made a generous offer, which will go towards three of the foundation’s main initiatives: healing programs, educational work, and advocacy work — focusing on the elimination of the U.S.’s rape kit backlog.
If you or anyone you know has experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or child abuse, refer to the resources and hotlines below.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
National Child Abuse Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
xx, The FabFitFun Team