Taylor Swift Alleged Groping Trial: Everything You Need to Know

Kelly Massey
August 8, 2017

Four years ago Taylor Swift accused DJ David Mueller - then co-host of KYGO's Ryno and Jackson radio show - of groping her at a meet-and-greet event.

Jury selection began Monday in Denver for the trial involving a Colorado DJ who's accused of groping Taylor Swift.

Way back in June 2013, when Swift was only 23 years old, the singer was at a concert in Denver when she met DJ David Mueller, an employee of local radio station 98.5 KYGO at the time.

Mueller was sacked in June 2013 after Swift claimed he put his hand under her skirt while taking a photo with her backstage.

She is seeking a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller responsible and "serving as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts". After Mueller's employer was informed of Swift's accusation, he was terminated from his job. Swift also will be required to be in court for every day of the proceedings, except during jury selection.

He claims he was sacked after Swift falsely accused him of grabbing her and he is seeking up to $3 million in damages.

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Swift countersued Mueller one month later for assault and battery.

Taylor Swift will not be the only person testifying in the courts as she has asked some witnesses, and friends, to testify on her behalf in the trial. Swift might appear. The presiding judge, William J. Martínez, has warned anyone who hopes to attend to refrain from wearing clothing "bearing the name or likeness of any of the parties". Swift knows exactly who committed the assault - it was Mueller - and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit.

In a deposition for the case, Swift stated: "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". Other than that, it's basically his word against hers.

"It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life", Swift said in a deposition.

"KYGO fired Mueller for violating the morality clause of his contract after it independently determined that he had lied about the incident, changed his story, and inappropriately touched Ms". It's not often you see a person of Swift's stature in the courtroom, let alone testifying, so the whole thing is being turned into quite a disturbing spectacle. The singer will also testify in what will be her first public acknowledgement of the incident and case.

Mueller denied the allegation and said he asked that they call the police.

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