Taylor Swift expected to testify in photo grope case

Taylor Swift

According to CNN, Taylor Swift has filed a lawsuit against a former DJ by the name of #David Mueller claiming that he sexually assaulted her back in 2013.

Swift claims Mueller grabbed her on the buttock during a meet-and-greet photo session at the show.

The radio station interviewed Mueller, and 2 days later, he was sacked.

Radio host David Mueller sued the singer-songwriter, saying he was falsely accused and that she should have called police instead of his bosses, who fired him soon after the June 2013 encounter.

Mueller claims he was later confronted by one of Swift's security guards over the allegation and told the man he should call the police.

Jurors were also asked if they knew anything about the lawsuit or seen the photo - initially released by TMZ - that depicts the photo opp.

Among the key pieces of evidence is a photo which shows Mueller with his right hand behind the singer, just below her waist.

Mueller sued Swift on September 10, 2015 - two years after the alleged incident - claiming her accusations that he inappropriately touched her were false and cost him his $150,000-a-year job and future career opportunities.

Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault by Mueller.




She is asking that attorney's fees and costs be paid for by Mueller along with compensatory damages to be proven at trial.

One juror was dismissed over his answer tom the question, "In a lawsuit between David Mueller and Taylor Swift would you have bias for or against either Taylor Swift or David Mueller?" She tried 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.

Swift's security guard was about 3 feet (about 1 meter) away during the meet-and-greet, Mueller says.

Mueller denies any inappropriate contact.

Swift fans can technically be allowed in the courtroom, as 32 seats are designated for members of the public - not media - and 75 seats will be made available in the public overflow location in the courthouse.

As part of her counter claim, Swift requested a jury trial for the matter, and offered to donate any winnings from the suit to "charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard".

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

Both Swift and her mother, Andrea Swift - who's also named as a defendant in the case - will testify at some point during the trial, according to the final pretrial order.

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