Taylor Swift, Her Mother Testify In DJ Groping Case
August 10, 2017
On Thursday (August 10), Taylor Swift's testified in the highly-controversial groping case, where she alleged that she had been inappropriately touched during a 2013 meet and greet session by former Denver radio station KYGO personality David Mueller.
Swift took the stand to sound off on the "horrifying" and "shocking" experience. "It was a definite grab, [a] very long grab," the 27-year-old star said in court, according to ABC’s Denver affiliate. "It was long enough for me to be completely sure it was intentional. He stayed on my bare ass cheek as I lurched away from him uncomfortably," Swift explained. "The first couple of milliseconds, I thought it must be a mistake. I moved to the side very quickly. 'After this happened, a light switched off in my personality. I just said in a monotone voice, 'Thank you for coming.'"
During Andrea Swift's testimony, she appeared emotional on the stand in federal court but convinced that she must make an issue out of the debacle to stand up for her daughter and other young girls, as per a report by The New York Times. Mueller, who has denied the claims that he put his hand up her dress and grabbed her bottom as they posed for a photo prior to her Denver concert on June 2, 2013, was fired two days after the incident and went on to sue Swift, her mother and her radio promotions director Frank Bell for $3 million in damages, alleging that they pressured the station to terminate him. He has since revealed the termination has kept him from working in the entertainment industry. Team Swift has countersued and accused him of assault and battery.
"I was upset to the extent that I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time," Andrea previously said when questioned by the former host's lawyer, Gabriel McFarland. "It was inconceivable to us that this could take place, how it took place and where it took place." Following the incident, Andrea said that she and other parties in the star's management had Mueller removed from the Pepsi Center premises, so "he would not be able to stare at her during her show after what he had done to her."
Meanwhile, Swift reportedly listened closely and took notes during Mueller's own testimony, where he said that he wanted to clear his reputation. "It cost me my career. It cost me my income. It's been hard on my family. It's been hard on my friends," he said. "I want to clear my name." Stay tuned for more as the two cases unfold for eight jurors (six women and two men) and are scheduled to last nine days.