Time Person of the Year 2017: 'The Silence Breakers'

Taylor Swift seems on Time journal’s Particular person of the 12 months cowl honoring individuals who have come ahead to report sexual misconduct.

The article additionally consists of actor Ashley Judd, who was on the middle of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, in addition to Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano and activist Tarana Burke — pioneers within the #MeToo motion that sparked a worldwide dialogue about sexual harassment and assault.

However some users on social media questioned why Swift was on the cover.

Two months earlier than the Weinstein allegations, the singer testified Denver radio DJ named David Mueller reached beneath her skirt and groped her earlier than a live performance in June 2013.

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Swift’s staff reported Mueller to KYGO, his radio station, and he was fired two days later. In 2015, he sued Swift, alleging he misplaced his job due to a false accusation. Swift countersued for $1.

Mueller’s lawyer requested Swift on the witness stand whether or not she felt dangerous about getting the DJ fired.

“I am not going to allow you to or your consumer make me really feel in any approach that that is my fault,” Swift mentioned, in response to Time. “I am being blamed for the unlucky occasions of his life which are a product of his choices. Not mine.”

In August, the jury ruled in favor of Swift.

“I figured that if he could be brazen sufficient to assault me beneath these dangerous circumstances, think about what he may do to a weak, younger artist if given the prospect,” Swift told Time.

Along with high-profile celebrities, Time additionally interviewed entrepreneurs, resort housekeepers, lobbyists and strawberry pickers who spoke out in opposition to sexual misconduct of their industries.

CNN Cash’s Jill Disis contributed to this report.

CNNMoney (New York) First printed December 6, 2017: 10:54 AM ET