Taylor Swift fights back tears on anniversary of DJ grope verdict

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium

Radio DJ that Taylor Swift accused of grabbing her butt says he was falsely accused and he was sacked without having a chance to give his side of the story. Mueller was sacked from his radio job after Swift said he groped her during a 2013 meet-and-greet in a room full of people when she was just 23 years old.

While on stage in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday night as part of her Reputation tour, the 28-year-old singer held back tears as she opened up about the 2017 groping trial.

She thanked fans for confiding to her some of their own darkest moments during meet and greets before and after concerts.

Taylor Swift took a moment out of her "Reputation" tour in Tampa, Florida, to open up to fans about winning her court case against her assaulter one year ago to the day, telling them: "I want to say thank you for being there for me during what was a really awful part of my life".

She referenced her "sexual assault case" and that the jury "sided in my favor and said they believed me".

"So I just wanted to say we have so much further to go, and I'm so grateful to you guys for being there for me for what was really a disgusting part of my life", the singer said.

"I don't know what turn my life would've taken if people didn't believe me when I said that something had happened to me", the "Delicate" singer said, "so I guess I just wanted to say that we have so so so much further to go, and I'm so grateful to you guys for being there for me during what was a really really awful part of my life".

"So I just wanted to say we have so much further to go, and I'm so grateful to you guys for being there for me for what was really a disgusting part of my life", Swift said as the audience cheered.

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She added: "You guys have seen me going through so many ups and downs in my life, just due to the public nature of the way my life is".

Last August, Swift was awarded a symbolic $1 after countersuing Denver radio host David Mueller who brought a $3 million suit against the singer for defamation.

"I wanted to thank you for just kind of ..."

Seated at a piano, Swift spoke to the crowd, and she was visibly and audibly getting choked up as she talked about the trial.

Mueller was sacked from his job at Denver radio station 98.5 KYGO after Swift reported in 2013 the DJ had placed his hand up her skirt and on her bare backside.

"He stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek", Swift said on the stand during the trial. "Swift's counterclaim for a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation.You will tell every woman.that no means no", Swift's attorney Douglas Baldridge said in court.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

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