Taylor Swift has cameras pointed at bum during meet-and-greets following assault
Two years ago this month, Taylor Swift won a monumental sexual assault case against DJ David Mueller.
Per the BBC, the 'Shake It Off' singer took legal action against Mr Mueller after he had originally tried to sue Swift, saying that her claims that he had grabbed her bare bottom underneath her skirt had cost him his job.
However, the Denver jury sided with Swift over the incident - which occurred back in 2013 - and the singer was awarded the symbolic $1 in damages that she had sought.
Following the trail, Swift said in statement:
"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.
"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."
However, six years on from her encounter with Mueller, it seems Swift is still incredibly cautious when it comes to interactions with strangers (as she should be).
As reported by The Sun, Taylor Swift has now instructed her security team to ensure that she has "grope cams" set up during all meet-and-greets, to guarantee that if an incident like the one with Mueller were ever to occur again, she would have concrete evidence on record.
Swift is often the subject of jokes about her body, and she didn't seem to appreciate this comment from T-Pain:
Swift told The Guardian: "If something happens again, we can prove it with video footage from every angle."
Explaining her motives behind the security measure, Swift said that she never wanted the Mueller incident to become public knowledge, and that it has never happened before:
"I’m really lucky that it hadn’t happened to me before. But that was one of the reasons it was so traumatizing. I just didn’t know that could happen. It was really brazen, in front of seven people."
No matter what you think of Swift or her music, it's incredibly sad and disturbing that any person should have to go to such extreme lengths to ensure their privacy and personal space is protected.