Taylor Swift Expected to Testify Against DJ Who Allegedly Groped Her

Emilio Banks
August 8, 2017

Taylor Swift is expected to personally testify in a Denver court after a long legal battle with Denver radio host, David Mueller.

Swift says DJ David Mueller grabbed her from behind during a visit backstage in June 2013. Mueller, who was 51 at the time of the alleged incident and was subsequently fired from his job, is seeking up to $3 million in damages.

Mueller sued Swift, claiming her false accusations did irreparable harm to his professional reputation and resulted in his wrongful termination. TMZ published the photo in question last November.

Ms. Swift described in the deposition getting in "photo formation" between Mr. Mueller and his girlfriend, "and that's when right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there".

The case David Mueller filed back in 2015 stated that he had lost his income because of Taylor Swift's claims and that she and her mother bullied his former employers into firing him.

She is asking that attorney's fees and costs be paid for by Mueller along with compensatory damages to be proven at trial. Here she is seen with him and another DJ Shannon Melcher at the shoot where the alleged incident occurred. Swift in a way she found inappropriate, it was inadvertent as he rushed to get into position for the photograph, which, though inconclusive, is expected to be key evidence at the trial.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks, with opening statements set to start Tuesday.

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Prospective jurors in a civil trial involving dueling lawsuits between Taylor Swift and an ex-Denver radio disc jockey are being asked whether they are fans of the singer-songwriter or the former host of a country music show.

Mueller says he was verbally abused and kicked out of the venue by her security.

Hoping the case serves as "an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts", Swift has vowed that if she wins the case, she will donate any money she received to "charitable organisations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard".

A lot of people have taken to calling this case the Taylor Swift "butt grabbing trial", for some reason distinguishing the type of sexual assault as if you need to know anything beyond the fact that it's sexual assault.

Immediately after the meet-and-greet, Swift says, she confirmed the assault with a photographer and security staff, who then confronted Mueller.

U.S. District Court judge William Martinez will be presiding over the trial at the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse in Denver.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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