Singer Taylor Swift has donated a large amount to the organization in support of survivors of sexual assault following her victory in court this Monday. Swift decided to choose her friend actress Mariska Hargitay's "Joyful Heart" foundation.
“Taylor is familiar with the foundation's activities and is even monitoring our work,” M. Zambuto, executive director of the foundation, told the Huffington Post on Wednesday. "Her team contacted me and we had a long conversation about her contribution, during this whole ordeal, she really wanted to serve and help those people."
Of course, the amount of the contribution was not disclosed, but according to Zambuto, it is a very generous amount of money, which is a significant contribution to end sexual violence. Her case in court against the former DJ, who "pawed" her at one of the fan meetings during her tour, helped many victims of sexual assault. The singer spoke openly about her emotions and experiences during the incident, setting an example for other victims. The singer became an example of the fact that one cannot be silent in such a case.
“I hope Taylor's public speaking - and her decision to talk about the incident - will not only help other victims speak and act, but show solidarity with them.” says Hargitay, who plays detective Olivia Benson on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. When asked if she watches detective series where the police are investigating murders, the singer replied that she even named her beloved cat after detective Olivia.
“I am very proud of her dedication and commitment to this issue, and I am very grateful for her support from the Joyful Heart Foundation.”
Hargitay established the organization in 2004 and soon this foundation became the leading one. He is involved in helping people who are faced with the problems of child, sexual and domestic violence. The Foundation helps the victims in the process of their recovery after the events.
On Monday, the performer published an article for People, where she thanked the judge and jury for being attentive to the case, as well as her lawyer for fighting to win her. Swift also thanked everyone who felt closed because of sexual abuse, and even more so those who supported the performer during the 4-year case."
Taylor said she will continue to make contributions to other organizations to help victims of violence and set an example for them.