For the stand she took in her court battle against a former radio DJ who sued after she accused him of groping her, Swift was listed as one of "The Silence Breakers" who blew the whistle on systemic sexual assault.
Mueller told The Associated Press that he sent the singer a Sacagawea coin last week.
"I mean, if this is all about women's rights ... it's a little poke at them, a little bit", Muller said. "I mean, I think they made this into a publicity stunt, and this is my life".
While Taylor's request for $1 was obviously more symbolic than anything, she did mention in her Person of the Year interview that she has yet to receive the payment. In a story published Wednesday, she said she hadn't received the dollar. Mueller, however, still hasn't paid up, an "act of defiance" Swift believes "is symbolic in itself".
'The galvanizing actions of the women on our cover ... along with those of hundreds of others, and of many men as well, have unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts in our culture since the 1960s, ' Time's Editor-in-Chief, Edward Felsenthal said of the new and renowned cover.
Asked in her Time interview what she had learned from her ordeal, Swift replied: "I would tell people who find themselves in this situation that there is a great deal of blame placed on the victims in cases of sexual harassment and assault". And then there was the massive #MeToo movement spurred by women who came forward in October to allege that Harvey Weinstein and many others committed sexual assault.
Swift put aside her characteristically demure public persona when she took the stand to provide explosive testimony in open court, letting loose on Mueller and his lawyers in no uncertain terms after enduring days of her team and even her mother being badgered on the witness stand. After an internal investigation, the station chose to fire the DJ. At first, everyone thought that Taylor was suing him. "I'm told it was most amount of times the word "ass" has ever been said in Colorado Federal Court". "In that moment, I chose to forego any courtroom formalities and just answer the questions the way it happened", she said. There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when I was named as the defendant. "I spent two years reading headlines referring to it as "The Taylor Swift Butt Grab Case" with internet trolls making a joke about what happened to me".