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Taylor Swift sets example for women by refusing to 'shake it off'

I wish Taylor Swift had taken him to the cleaners. David Mueller — a 51-year-old DJ — had the gall to not only grab her 23-year-old behind during a photo op in 2013 (standing next to his then-girlfriend, no less), but to also sue the world-famous pop star for losing his radio job because of it. But...

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