Taylor Swift in court over groping case
TAYLOR SWIFT was in a US court yesterday as her lawyer told jurors the singer was ‘absolutely certain’ she was sexually assaulted by a radio DJ.
Douglas Baldridge asked what possible reason the superstar would have to make up an allegation that former radio host David Mueller touched her bottom at a Denver concert in 2013.
Swift, 27, has been sued for $3million (£2.3million) by Mueller, 55, who says her false accusation cost him his job at a country music station.
She has counter-sued for $1, stating she just wants him held to account and to serve ‘as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts’. Swift insisted in court papers: ‘He put his hand up my dress and grabbed my ass.’
Mr Baldridge told Denver Federal Court yesterday: ‘That’s the one and only story we have to tell you — that Mr Mueller grabbed her rear end.’
Mr Mueller’s attorney, Gabriel McFarland, said: ‘Inappropriate touching is offensive, it’s wrong and should never be tolerated. Let’s also be clear that falsely accusing someone of inappropriate touching is equally offensive.’
Swift and Mueller are both expected to testify at the civil trial. Among the evidence is a photo that shows Mueller with his hand behind Swift, just below her waist. Both are seen smiling.
The star’s fans queued from 4am to get into court. Prospective jurors were screened to weed out Swift followers and avoid bias.
Author: Tom Stichbury