Taylor Swift in court for assault case against radio DJ

Taylor Swift in court for assault case against radio DJ

Taylor Swift in court for assault case against radio DJ

Mueller was sacked days after the incident.

Those allegations prompted Mueller to sue Swift, claiming the singer-songwriter had falsely accused him of the groping, which lead to his firing.

The case is being heard in federal court because Swift and Mueller live in different states - Swift in Nashville, Tennessee, Mueller in Colorado - and damages at stake exceed $75,000. During a photo op with radio host David Mueller and his girlfriend, Swift alleges Mueller reached up her skirt and groped her behind.

"It is a thank-you to her for consistently being there for me over the years through all my hospitalizations and also a thank-you for survivors of sexual assault and her being able to use her voice when others couldn't", Benia said.

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. Swift remained pleasant as she bid Mueller and his girlfriend goodbye, he says, and more than a dozen people met with Swift after Mueller left. "His motivation is money, calling attention to himself, and getting revenge on his boss". It seems that this photo shows that David Mueller's hand is placed on Taylor back side, but it does not really show if he was actually groping her.

Lawyers from both sides can suggest the amount of any damages, she said. "Swift's skirt is in place and is not being lifted by Mr. Mueller's hand in the photograph", Mueller's complaint reads. "It's not ruffled, rumbled, affected in any form or fashion", he said.

Her claims became part of the same trial.

McFarland also suggested that Mueller may have been a victim of mistaken identity and that Swift might be confusing him with another man who was there.

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GETTY IMAGES ALLEGATIONS The singer claims DJ David Mueller sexually assaulted her while greeting fans

Swift and Mueller are both expected to testify, along with Mueller's former boss and members of Swift's entourage.

Swift denied his accusations, saying in her deposition to the court: It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life.

Initially, Swift attempted to keep the situation "discreet and quiet and confidential" and was upset by Mueller's claim that "for some reason she might have some incentive to actually fabricate this story", her attorney, Douglas Baldridge, has argued in court. In court Tuesday, Swift wore a black-and-white checked dress with a collar and black tights and carried a beige handbag. "A woman gets assaulted, a woman reports it, and she gets sued". Swift is seeking just $1 (77p), using the trial "an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".

Jury selection began Monday.

Taylor Swift plays the Pepsi Center in September. Among the questions asked: "Do you have any opinion of singer Taylor Swift?"; "Have you ever considered yourself a fan of Taylor Swift?" and "Is anyone in your immediate family a fan of Taylor Swift?" Also asked was whether they had experienced inappropriate touching or knew someone who had, and whether they or someone close to them had been wrongfully fired. Outside the courthouse, a modest number of Swift fans lined up Tuesday for a seat in the courtroom and a glimpse at the star.

The 27-year-old is expected to take the witness stand in U.S. District Court to testify.

Several young women were in the audience, but the celebrity trial has so far not drawn big crowds, and numerous 32 seats reserved for the public were empty.

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