The legal battle between Taylor Swift and former Denver country radio DJ David Mueller is over. A jury ruled in Swift’s favour awarding her the symbolic $1 she was countersuing for. In a statement Swift wrote: “I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration, my attorneys Doug Baldridge, Danielle Foley, Jay Schaudies and Katie Wright for fighting for me and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process. 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.” Swift had accused Mueller of groping her during a meet and greet in 2013.
Justin Bieber announced that he will be releasing a song called “Friends” on Thursday. “Can we still be friends…,” Justin tweeted. “New music. Thursday noon.” Bieber recently cancelled the remainder of his Purpose World Tour, noting in an Instagram post that he wants to keep his career “sustainable.”
The stunt driver who died on the set of Deadpool 2 has been named. Joi ‘SJ’ Harris, died on set in Vancouver yesterday after her bike crashed through the glass of a nearby ground-floor studio. The accident happened Monday when a motorcycle stunt went terribly awry. The rider was reportedly sent to the hospital by accident after becoming airborne and crashing through the glass of a studio in Shaw Tower in Vancouver. Witnesses tell TMZ she did not apply the brakes. This follows the news that Tom Cruise was badly injured during a failed stunt on the set of Mission: Impossible 6.
Contact Music claims Prince is getting his own shade of purple. The Pantone Color Institute and Prince’s estate developed a new shade in his honor called ”Love Symbol Number 2.” The color was inspired by Prince’s custom-made purple piano.
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Tom Cruise recently injured himself while filming, “Mission: Impossible 6”. Cruise is known for doing his own stunts, and apparently he was trying to jump from one building to another. In a couple of videos obtained by TMZ, he misses the mark at least twice, and comes up limping hard. A video, shot from the ground, showed a different attempt in which Cruise misses the second roof, hits the side of the target building and is immediately hauled back to the first building. According to The Sun, they are claiming that he broke two bones.