Taylor Swift to testify in DJ groping case


Taylor Swift is expected to testify as her legal battle with a former radio DJ, David Mueller, over allegations he groped her, arrives in court this week.

The radio host David Mueller initially sued the 27-year-old singer saying he was falsely accused and blaming the pop singer for losing his job after the alleged June 2013 incident during a photo-op at a Denver concert, where he's seeking up to $3 million dollars in damages, Fox News reported Monday.

"He reached under my skirt and grabbed my a** right when I was having to pose for a photo, and it felt intentional that that would be the time he would choose to do it", she claimed during her deposition about a photo taken with Mueller and his girlfriend at the time. "I've never been so sure of anything in my life".

The alleged "butt groping" occurred when Mueller took a photo with Swift before her 2013 Denver show on the Red tour. Mr. Mueller was sacked two days later.

Swift counter-sued with claims he assaulted her.

Swift is seeking a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller responsible and "serving as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts", her lawsuit states.

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.

Taylor Swift is not shaking this one off.

Jury selection in the civil trial began Monday, and opening statements were set to start Tuesday.

Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault by Mueller. (Mueller's team argues that the DJ was simply trying to jump into the frame).

The basis for Mueller's suit stemmed from the money he was making prior to being fired-reportedly around $150,000 base salary, plus various bonuses-and his belief he had not touched Swift inappropriately at any time. Presented with this information, U.S. District Judge William Martinez sanctioned Mueller for his actions, and ruled jury members can weigh the destruction of evidence when they make a final decision on the case.

Swift and Mueller are both expected to testify, along with Mueller's former boss and members of Swift's entourage. Clothing, buttons, banners, and signs with names or messages regarding either party of interest are strictly prohibited, and electronic devices including phones, laptops, and tablets are not welcome in the courtroom, and will have to be checked with security before you're allowed to enter.

According to TMZ, 32 seats will be open to the public for those interested in the trial (the case has predictably drummed up plenty of buzz among Swift's fans and locals).

The documents also say a representative of the station said Mueller had changed his story from not having touched Swift to possibly touching her incidentally or accidentally.

This one is pretty straightforward, but the whole thing is expected be done in just over a week.