Taylor Swift is expected to personally testify in a Denver court after a long legal battle with Denver radio host, David Mueller. "Swift, Mueller intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission", Swift's countersuit filed in October 2015 reads. Following Mueller's attempt to blame his superior at KYGO, a man named Eddie Haskell, documents from Swift's counter suit were emphatic that there was no doubt over who the guilty party was. Bell and Andrea Swift are also defendants in Mueller's lawsuit.
Swift appeared in court in a white dress and black jacket, even though she and Mueller were not required to attend until the actual trial begins.
A lot of people have taken to calling this case the Taylor Swift "butt grabbing trial", for some reason distinguishing the type of sexual assault as if you need to know anything beyond the fact that it's sexual assault.
Jurors deciding whether a radio host groped Taylor Swift during a photo op - and whether she and her team got him fired - will have to determine not just whose story to believe but what to make of a photograph that both sides say proves their case.
The nine-day hearing, at Denver's Alfred A. Arraj courthouse, will be presided over by US District Judge William Martinez.
Swift's security guard was about 3 feet (about 1 meter) away during the meet-and-greet, Mueller says.
Swift has countersued, claiming assault and battery for "offensive and harmful physical contact".
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Police and a bomb-sniffing dog waited in the rain Monday with about a dozen reporters before potential jurors were set to arrive for questioning.
At the time of the alleged incident, Mueller was a radio DJ for country music station 98.5 KYGO in Denver on the Ryno and Jackson morning show, going by "Jackson". "I've never been so sure of anything in my life". Once the meet-and-greet was over, she says she alerted her mother as well as others on her team about what had allegedly happened.
Mueller was sacked on June 4th, 2013 after Swift's team gave the photo to the radio station.
- Greg Dent, Swift's bodyguard, may be called to testify about what he saw during the encounter. Swift's attorney Douglas Baldridge was also present.
Mr. Mueller, who is scheduled to testify, has repeatedly denied groping Ms.
Taylor Swift is in federal court in Denver for the start of jury selection in her lawsuit against Denver disc jockey David Mueller involving a groping allegation.
Members of the public can line up to watch proceedings from an overflow room in the courthouse, but so far there hasn't been a big turnout.