Taylor Swift speaks on Denver stopover

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Taylor Swift attends the Vanity Fair Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 28 2016 in Beverly Hills Calif

While Taylor has been noticeably silent after the case (and after the release of her new album, Reputation) the singer recently gave a candid interview to Time who recently honored her as a "Person of the Year".

People have been largely very supportive of my story since the trial began in August, but before that, I spent two years reading headlines referring to it as "The Taylor Swift Butt Grab Case" with internet trolls making a joke about what happened to me.

An important and necessary shift happened in our culture after the New York Times and the New Yorker broke the story about film producer Harvey Weinstein's long history of sexual harassment.

"I would tell people who find themselves in this situation that there is a great deal of blame placed on the victims in cases of sexual harassment and assault", she said. Just out of frame - only her arm is visible - is a hospital worker who wished to represent those who can't speak out. "This is just the start". "You should not be blamed for waiting 15 minutes or 15 days or 15 years to report sexual assault or harassment, or for the outcome of what happens to a person after he or she makes the choice to sexually harass or assault you".

Look what you made us do, Taylor Swift. Today host Savannah Guthrie acknowledged that this year's victor hits "close to home" and mentioned Lauer by name. For Swift, it wasn't about money, but the principle that women can say "no" and stand up to predatory men.

Read Swift's full Time interview here. "The women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe". Though her publicist provided fans with a statement from Swift, she has remained mostly silent for the year.

Many saw significance in Donald Trump's failure to "win" the magazine's title.

"I want companies to take on a code of conduct, I want companies to hire more women, I want to teach our children better", Milano added.

His ascent to the highest office despite those accusations has doubtless powered the #MeToo movement and its close cousins, like the Women's March on Washington DC to protest his presidency. "Not mine", Swift said during the trial. "The overall message to us was that we don't really matter". "@taylorswift13 i support you always, and especially right now and admire your strength and fearlessness", the singer wrote on Twitter. Yet it turns out that - in the most painful and personal ways - movie stars are more like you and me than we ever knew.

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

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