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Taylor Swift testifies in DJ grope case 

By | Published on Friday 11 August 2017

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift took to the witness stand yesterday in her legal battle with former radio DJ David Mueller, who is accused of groping the singer during a meet and greet in Detroit back in 2013.

As previously reported, it was actually Mueller who initially went legal in relation to the alleged incident, suing Swift for defamation after he lost his radio job when the musician’s security team told his bosses about the grope. The musician responded by countersuing for assault and battery.

According to Billboard, in court yesterday Swift insisted that, despite the DJ’s claims he accidentally brushed against the singer while moving into frame for a photo that was being taken, in fact he had very deliberately “reached under my skirt and grabbed my ass”.

She went on: “There has been a lot of talk about jostling and sliding and gliding into the frame. This was not jostling. There was no diving into the frame… He did not touch my arm. He did not touch my rib. He did not touch my hand. He grabbed my bare ass”.

Asked by Mueller’s lawyer why she didn’t immediately call the police after the incident had occurred, Swift said that she was focused on ensuring that the fans in attendance at the meet and greet were having a good time. But, she said, she tried to get as far away from Mueller as possible, telling her photographer about the alleged grope about fifteen minutes later.

After some tough and persistent questioning from the DJ’s legal team, Swift firmly stated that: “It happened to me. I have a 3-D rendition of what happened in my brain. I could have picked him out of a line of 1000. I know exactly who did this. It is not alleged. It is a fact… You can ask me a million questions about it and I’m never going to say anything different”.



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