Mueller sued Swift, claiming she and her team falsely accused him of groping her during a photo-taking session before a 2013 concert. "Swift and reach the conclusion she was trying to get away from you", he asks Mueller.
Baldridge said Mueller, who often looked pensive and clasped his hands, was seeking 15 times what his contract was worth in damages, while the singer was seeking $1 on her counterclaim to show women "you can say no".
Swift's attorney questioning Mueller about his past job in Minneapolis, where he was let go.
Baldridge told jurors in his opening statement that Swift is "absolutely certain" she was sexually assaulted by Mueller, and the photo is "damning" proof of it. Taylor then counter sued him for groping her and denied that she did anything to get him fired. "Any woman-rich, poor, famous or not-is entitled to have that not happen". "Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts", her countersuit reads. All are expected to testify during the trial. Kuta said she remembered the 2013 concert where Mueller met Swift; she'd written lyrics down her arm and dressed as a star, a play on the title of one of Swift's songs, "Starlight".
Mueller's lawyer, Gabriel McFarland, showed jurors the photograph during his opening remarks.
"It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life", Swift, 27, said in a deposition.
Mueller's lawyer claimed that the photo shows his client's hand "is not underneath Miss Swift's skirt, and her skirt is not rumpled in any fashion".
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Mueller sued first, saying Swift fabricated the story and pressured station management to oust him from his job.
Swift countersued and the two civil complaints were merged for trial. Swift said she was "surprised, upset, offended and alarmed" by the alleged incident and Mueller has come forward and said he may have touched her ribs for an estimate of 40 seconds as he tried to jump into a photo. He is seeking at least $3 million.
Swift, one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, has been present in court in Denver along with her mother, Andrea, and Bell.
Before the 2017 trial began, Swift won a major victory because Mueller had mishandled a key piece of evidence. Mueller meanwhile was aggravated by the intense grilling and called out Baldridge for interrupting him while he was giving testimony.
When court resumed about two hours after the scheduled start, the judge did not elaborate on exactly what the hearing was about, though he indicated it did concern some evidence. Both teams also used additional photos from other meet-and-greets that night they claim prove their point about the nature of Mueller's conduct.
Baldridge asked Mueller why he hadn't applied at stations that weren't in the top 20, and Mueller said he did apply at a few. Swift, her mother and attorneys are back in court today.