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Taylor Swift Gets Emotional While Reflecting On Her Sexual Assault Case

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“I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed”

It’s been a year since Taylor Swift won her groping case against DJ David Mueller. Last night, the singer reflected on the assault and thanked her fans for their love and support.

“A year ago, I was not playing in a stadium in Tampa, I was in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado,” she told the audience during her Florida concert, according to EW. “This is the day the jury sided in my favor and said that they believed me.” She then, reportedly, went on to say that she’s been thinking about all of the people who aren’t believed and who don’t speak up because they’re afraid they won’t be believed. “I just wanted to say I’m sorry to anyone who ever wasn’t believed because I don’t know what turn my life would have taken if somebody didn’t believe me when I said something had happened to me,” Swift said before thanking her fans. “I’m so grateful for you guys for being there for me for what was really a horrible part of my life.”

Say what you will about the singer and her supposed political ties, and whether or not she belonged on the cover of TIME alongside other “Silence Breakers,” the way she’s handled this case and its aftermath have been commendable. While testifying in court, she told Mueller’s attorney at one point: “I’m not going to allow you or your client to make me feel in any way that this is my fault, because it isn’t.”

After her speech Tuesday night, some fans reportedly held up $1 bills, the symbolic amount of money Swift was awarded following her win. Fighting back tears, the singer added, “You guys have seen me go through so many ups and downs in my life just due to the public nature of the way my life is, and I just wanted to say that I’m so happy to see you and to have you and know you through the ups and the downs in my life.”

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.



But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.


The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.

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Photos courtesy of American Apparel

The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.

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