Taylor Swift dropped her Lover album this past Friday, and part of her press blitz this time around is to open up about politics and injustice in the world. If you’ll recall, Taylor kept her blonde mouth shut back in the day (circa the 2016 presidential election) and merely encouraged us to vote. Times have changed. She recently did an interview with Vogue where she came out as pro-choice, explained why it took her so long to publicly support the LGBTQ community, and said she would have endorsed Hillary Clinton. And then did another interview with The Guardian (via People)and unleashed on the Troll-In-Chief. In the same interview, she also revealed her thoughts on Harvey Weinstein. Way to catch up and be current, Tay Tay.
Taylor got into her 2017 civil suit against Colorado DJ David Mueller. Taylor eventually won a $1 judgment against him for allegedly grabbing her ass during a meet-n-greet.
Swift told The Guardian that she “didn’t know that could happen” to her as she had never dealt with an assault before.
Soon after her case ended, dozens of women went public with sexual assault and harassment against Weinstein, who Swift said “gave her a vibe.” Weinstein has denied the allegations.
In regards to her connection with Weinstein, Taylor revealed that he asked her for a song for the 2013 film One Chance. That ditty, “Sweeter Than Fiction,” went on to earn a Golden Globe nomination. She also had a small role in 2014’s The Giver, which Weinstein produced. Horrible Harvey was also present at the release party for her 1989 album. However, Taylor was fortunate enough to never have been alone with him in order to be asked to help him pick out outfits or soak in the hot tub. (Ugh, dude was already reprehensible for the very fact that his creeper lines were unoriginal and trite.)
“He’d call my management and be like, ‘Does she have a song for this film?’ And I’d be like, ‘Here it is,’ ” she told Guardian. “And then I’d be at the Golden Globes. I absolutely never hung out,” she said, adding that the two were never alone together.
Taylor went to say that she would “never vouch for him.” Whether it be defending him in court or co-signing for him on an auto loan!
“I believe women who come forward, I believe victims who come forward, I believe men who come forward,” Swift said.
She also noted that Harvey picked women to assault who were “vulnerable.”
Swift added, “It seemed like it was a power thing. So, to me, that doesn’t say anything – that I wasn’t in that situation.”
So, for all you Swifty fans who are into deciphering which celebrities she’s scratching at in her songs, Harvey Weinstein isn’t one of them. She probably should have claimed that “ME!” was about him, though, because that song is terrible and at least she’d have an excuse for it.