Singer Taylor Swift faces her alleged groper in court
11 Agosto 2017, 02:57 | Fidele Alvizo
Taylor Swift Testifies In Court Over DJ Who Allegedly Touched Her Inappropriately
A former disc jockey accused of groping Taylor Swift has taken the stand again in Denver federal court as testimony resumes in his legal battle with the singer-songwriter.
My bet? Six women on the jury will have a few stories to tell the two men on the jury about what women have to endure at work and when walking, say, by a construction site in cities across the country.
Asked if she was critical of her bodyguard, Swift replied: "I'm critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass".
Swift has been sued by Mueller for defemation after she initially made the claims. Following this incident, Swift and her team raised a complaint with Mueller's bosses, who promptly fired him. "He stayed attached to my bare a** cheek as I lurched away from him", she said.
Taylor Swift has taken to the witness stand for the first time in her lawsuit against a radio host who she alleges groped her at a meet-and-greet in 2013.
"Swift's attorney, Douglas Baldridge, attacked the credibility of former Denver DJ David Mueller on Tuesday, asking jurors, "What's wrong with this picture?"
Swift - whose team told Mr Mueller's former employer, radio station KYGO, about the alleged incident shortly after it is said to have occurred - is suing for the symbolic sum of $1, while the DJ is seeking $3 million in damages after losing his job at the station. "I had never dealt with something like this before", Swift said.
He says he's known the singer since she was born - and even has her baby announcement in a filing cabinet in his house.
Asked whether she had sought witnesses, Ms Swift - who was not present at the encounter - she said she had no reason to doubt her daughter.
Mueller testified he felt he was treated unfairly by KYGO, that the station immediately took Swift's word and fired him without proper grounds.
She said she had no reaction to learning that Mueller, then 51, had been fired over the incident. She said she told him and his girlfriend, who was also in the photo, "thank you for coming" in a monotone voice before they left.
Looking at the photo, McFarland asked Swift why the front of her skirt did not appear to be lifted.
According to the 27-year-old recording artist, Mueller slipped his hand under her dress and grabbed her as the two posed, along with Mueller's girlfriend, during the picture-taking session. "I could have picked him out of a line of a thousand". USA Today reported that Swift spent just over an hour on the stand, where she said that Mueller "grabbed my a- underneath my skirt".
Mueller has testified the photo was "weird and awkward", but he touched Swift in the ribs, not in the rear.
"The elder Swift said she "wanted to vomit" when her daughter told her: "'Mum, a guy just grabbed my a.at the meet-and-greet'". She said it was clear to her that Swift "was trying to get away" from Mueller.
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