Entertainment DJ David Mueller denies groping Taylor Swift on first day of trial as she counter-sues for $1

11:36  11 august  2017
11:36  11 august  2017 Source:   International Business Times

Taylor Swift's mum emotional as groping trial begins with opening statements

  Taylor Swift's mum emotional as groping trial begins with opening statements Taylor Swift's mother wiped away tears in court on Tuesday (08Aug17) as the singer's attorney took aim at a Colorado DJ accused of groping the pop superstar. David Mueller filed a $3 million (£2.3 million) suit against Swift in September, 2015, claiming he lost his job at Denver radio station KYGO after the singer falsely accused him of lifting up her skirt and touching her butt during a backstage meet-and-greet at a 2013 concert in the city. The Shake It Off hitmaker fired back in a countersuit, accusing him of sexual assault and battery. Jury selection began in a federal court on Monday (07Aug17), and by Tuesday morning (08Aug17), two men and six women had been chosen to hear the civil trial, which immediately got underway with opening statements. As Swift's attorney, Douglas Baldridge, laid out his case, he questioned what possible motive the 27-year-old would have to make up her allegations. "That's the one and only story we have to tell you - that Mr. Mueller grabbed her rear end," he told the court. Baldridge claimed Swift was "taking a stand for all women" by bringing forth the lawsuit, and underlined the significance of the star only suing for $1 (£0.80) in damages, explaining it's important Mueller is held accountable for his reported actions. Describing the alleged incident as "a case of sexual assault in the workplace," Baldridge added, "A woman is assaulted.

On the first day of the trial , David Mueller denies groping the star in 2013 - but Swift says she is "certain" she was assaulted. A former radio DJ has insisted in court that he did not grope Taylor Swift .

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Former radio DJ David Mueller has denied groping Taylor Swift on the first day of his trial in court on Monday 8 August.

Mueller has been accused of sexually assaulting the singing superstar during a photo opportunity before a concert in 2013, and Swift claims that she is "certain" she was assaulted.

A key piece of evidence in the lawsuit is a picture of Swift, Mueller and his then-girlfriend which lawyers of the singer argue is "damning" proof that the host had touched her backside.

His lawyer questioned him at the civil trial and Mueller said that he possibly touched Swift's ribs with a closed hand accidentally during an encounter that lasted no more than 40 seconds.

Taylor Swift testifies in assault and battery trial

  Taylor Swift testifies in assault and battery trial Taylor Swift has recalled in court the moment she felt a disgraced DJ's hand on her butt as her assault and battery trial continues. The singer took the stand early on Thursday (10Aug17), and told the Denver, Colorado court there's still no doubt in her mind former KYGO radio host David Mueller touched her inappropriately during a meet-and-greet backstage at a 2013 show in the city. "It was a definite grab, (a) very long grab," ​the pop star said. "It was long enough for me to be completely sure it was intentional. He stayed on my bare a** cheek as I lurched away from him uncomfortably. The first couple of milliseconds, I thought it must be a mistake. I moved to the side very quickly It was a very shocking thing that I have never dealt with before… He grabbed my a** underneath my skirt. It was underneath my skirt." "After this happened, a light switched off in my personality," she added. "I just said, in a monotone voice, thank you for coming and then they were gone." Mueller sued Swift in 2015, claiming she'd falsely accused him of groping her and cost him his job. Swift, who is only seeking $1 in damages, counter​-​sued for assault and battery. The singer's mother, Andrea, took the stand on Wednesday (09Aug17) and fought back tears as she recalled her daughter telling her about the butt grab.

Mueller denies groping Swift and sued her and her team for causing him to be fired for his job. Andrea Swift is a co-defendant in his lawsuit. Swift counter - sued , alleging sexual assault. ————— 12:15 p.m. Taylor Swift 's attorney says several people noticed the pop star was upset

Taking the witness stand on the first day of testimony at the federal court trial of their dueling lawsuits, Denver radio personality David Mueller said Swift 's allegations, which he emphatically denied , "cost me my career, my 72 days ago. Taylor Swift 's alleged stalker 'bombarded her with tweets for years'.

Mueller explained that he and the Shake It Off singer attempted to reach around one another and "our hands touched and our arms touched".

Swift and Mueller met on 2 June 2013 when Swift was touring to promote her album RED. Mueller was invited to meet and greet Swift backstage at her Pepsi Center show on the RED tour and he and his partner at the time, Shannon Melcher, posed with the singer for a photo.

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It was reported that Swift "suddenly announced it was picture time" and she quickly put her right arm around Mueller – who jumped into the photo "at the last second" according to the first lawsuit which was filed by Mueller. Swift is said to have thanked them and they left.

Taylor Swift testifies in assault and battery trial

  Taylor Swift testifies in assault and battery trial Taylor Swift has recalled in court the moment she felt a disgraced DJ's hand on her butt as her assault and battery trial continues. The singer took the stand early on Thursday (10Aug17), and told the Denver, Colorado court there's still no doubt in her mind former KYGO radio host David Mueller touched her inappropriately during a meet-and-greet backstage at a 2013 show in the city. "It was a definite grab, (a) very long grab," ​the pop star said. "It was long enough for me to be completely sure it was intentional. He stayed on my bare a** cheek as I lurched away from him uncomfortably. The first couple of milliseconds, I thought it must be a mistake. I moved to the side very quickly It was a very shocking thing that I have never dealt with before… He grabbed my a** underneath my skirt. It was underneath my skirt." "After this happened, a light switched off in my personality," she added. "I just said, in a monotone voice, thank you for coming and then they were gone." Mueller sued Swift in 2015, claiming she'd falsely accused him of groping her and cost him his job. Swift, who is only seeking $1 in damages, counter​-​sued for assault and battery. The singer's mother, Andrea, took the stand on Wednesday (09Aug17) and fought back tears as she recalled her daughter telling her about the butt grab.

by Jeanie Stokes. Former DJ David Mueller is seeking million in lost and future wages from pop star Taylor Swift , shown here at the Pop superstar Taylor Swift 's mother recounted before a US jury on Wednesday the moment her "shattered" daughter said she had been groped by a local radio host.

Former DJ David Mueller sued Swift after she said he touched her backside before a concert in Denver in 2013. He's seeking at least million. Swift countersued for sexual assault and is seeking $ 1 .

A member of Swift's security team later accused the radio DJ of grabbing Swift's bottom and on 4 June 2013, Mueller was fired from his $150,000-a-year "dream job" at KYGO-FM.

The country and western DJ is suing Swift for at least $3m (£2.3m) in order to clear his name and recover lost earnings.

Taylor Swift © Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Taylor Swift

Swift is counter-suing Mueller for $1 in compensation and says she wants to serve as an example to other women who have been assaulted.

The singer's mother Andrea cried as she listened to opening statements in the Denver courtroom. Swift's lawyer states that she is "absolutely certain" she was sexually assaulted.

She alleges that Mueller slipped his hand under her dress and grabbed her bare bottom as they posed. She was 23 at the time of the assault.

Her lawyer said that Mueller has changed his account of the incident seven times and destroyed evidence.

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."

The trial – which saw 25 members of the public in court to witness the hearing – is expected to last for 10 days.

DJ in Taylor Swift groping trial offers to take polygraph test .
The DJ found guilty of groping Taylor Swift is considering appealing the lawsuit verdict, offering to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence. The Bad Blood superstar was awarded a symbolic $1 (£0.80) on Monday (14Aug17) when a jury ruled disgraced radio host David Mueller had assaulted her during a 2013 meet-and-greet backstage at a concert in Denver, Colorado. Mueller had initially filed a $3 million (£2.3 million) slander suit against Swift, her mother Andrea, and manager Frank Bell in 2015, claiming their false accusations suggesting he had grabbed the singer's butt during a photo opportunity had cost him his job at a local radio station. Swift, 27, countersued for assault and battery, and the cases were heard together during a week-long trial in a Denver federal court, where Mueller's slander allegations were dismissed on Friday (11Aug17) due to a lack of evidence. Following the verdict, Swift released a statement thanking the judge, jury, and her legal team for helping her seek justice on behalf of all victims of sexual assault, but now Mueller is speaking out, insisting he isn't the monster he has been portrayed as in court. Mueller sat down for his first TV interview about the ruling with ABC News, during which he was asked if "one of America's biggest superstars is lying or at least mistaken" about the encounter. "What I'm saying is I didn't do what they say I did," he responded. "I didn't do it.

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