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Taylor Swift makes ‘generous’ donation to charity aiding sexual assault survivors

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64th Annual BMI Pop Awards 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: Taylor Swift Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 10 May 2016 Credit: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Taylor Swift has made a “generous” donation to the Joyful Heart Foundation, which aids victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

On Monday, the 27-year-old won her groping case against former radio DJ David Mueller, and revealed in a statement that she would be donating some of her fortune to charities that aid the survivors of sexual assault.

The spokesperson for the charity told E! News, “Joyful Heart is honored to be recognized by Taylor Swift for our work on behalf of and in service to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.”

The Joyful Heart Foundation aim to “heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light.”

Taylor has a particularly special connection to the charity, as the foundation’s president and founder is Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit star Mariska Hargitay, who plays NYPD sex crimes unit detective Olivia Benson on the NBC show.

The singer has been a fan of Mariska for a long time, and even named her cat Det. Olivia Benson – and she even made a cameo on stage during one of Taylor’s 1989 Tour shows.

Mariska, who’s mother is Jayne Mansfield, founded the foundation back in 2004, after countless survivors wrote to her about their personal stories of sexual violence.

Taking to Twitter, Mariska thanked Taylor for her support: “For sharing your story, your resources, your time, your voice: @taylorswift13 you are a force. #grateful for you.”