Following her court victory on Monday against a former radio host who groped her during a meet-and-greet photo session, superstar Taylor Swift promised she would donate to organizations that help survivors of sexual assault.
Wednesday it was revealed that she chose Mariska Hargity’s Joyful Heart Foundation to receive her donation.
CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, Maile M. Zambuto told Huffington Post, “Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work. Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to wanting to be of service to survivors.”
Although Zambuto did not say how much Swift donated, she did say it was an “extremely generous financial investment in the movement to end sexual violence.”
“I hope that Taylor’s very public experience — and her decision to speak out — not only helps empower other victims to speak up and take action, but offers them solidarity,” said Hargitay, who stars in the hit show Law and Order SVU.
“I’m honored by her dedication and commitment to these issues, and I’m deeply grateful for her support of the Joyful Heart Foundation.”