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Nelly Furtado Supports Taylor Swift, Says She's Had Uncomfortable Encounters With Radio Staff

ETOnline logo ETOnline 11/8/2017 Jackie Willis
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Nelly Furtado says she can sympathize with Taylor Swift's account of David Mueller allegedly groping her during a meet-and-greet in Denver, Colorado, in June 2013..

Swift is facing off with Mueller in court this week. The "Shake It Off" singer is countersuing the former radio DJ for $1 after he sued her on the grounds that her claim that he groped her has ruined his career and therefore his livelihood. Mueller has long denied that he groped Swift.

A slew of stars have spoken out in support of the 27-year-old singer, including Furtado, who claims that she has faced similar situations. "Been in several meet-in-greets where radio staff attempt to cross lines," she tweeted on Friday. "Love @taylorswift13 for fighting for women's safety in the workplace."

In addition to Furtado, a few members of Swift's squad have taken to social media to react to the court trial as well. "@taylorswift13 is F---ING BRAVE," Jaime King wrote. "ALL deserve justice -- to be heard, honored and respected. No matter race, creed, socioeconomic status, gender."

Lena Dunham was also impressed with Swift after she took the stand to testify on Thursday. "Proud of @taylorswift13 for her fierce and cutting testimony and her refusal to settle for being treated like property," the Girls star wrote. "Her example is powerful."

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Even those not in Swift's inner circle have expressed their support of her during the trial. "Hi @taylorswift13, just learned #taylorswifttrial. Thank you for taking a stand. #ivegotyourback," Ashley Judd wrote.

George Takei even referenced one Swift song, "Fearless," in his tweet, writing: "Fearless indeed."

On Thursday, Swift testified for about an hour about what she calls "horrifying" moments when Mueller allegedly grabbed her butt backstage at Denver's Pepsi Center. "It was a definite grab, [a] very long grab," she said in court. "It was long enough for me to be completely sure it was intentional."

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