Trial over allegation that DJ groped Taylor Swift begins today


Taylor Swift's lawsuit against a former Denver radio host who denied groping her hits federal court on Monday, with the charting-topping singer set to testify at the civil trial expected to run nine days in front of a jury of nine. "Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".

Mueller had first charged in a lawsuit that Swift falsely accused him of touching her inappropriately during a photo he took with her and his girlfriend before Swift's 2013 concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver, The Daily Beast reported.

Among the key pieces of evidence is a photo which shows Mueller with his right hand behind the singer, just below her waist.

She added: 'It was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life'.

Swift, 27, one of the top-selling US singers, wore a black jacket and white top in court as she watched the proceedings.

Mueller was sacked from his job at a country music station after Taylor's team told his boss that Mueller grabbed her buttock during a meet-and-greet before a 2013 Swift concert in Denver. Swift has claimed Mueller intentionally grabbed her while posing for a picture.

Aside from her on-again, maybe off-again feud with Katy Perry, pop star Taylor Swift has had a relatively quiet year by her standards.

Swift's mother and a member of her team are also defendants in the lawsuit filed by Mueller.

Mueller says he was verbally abused and kicked out of the venue by her security.

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Jury selection begins today in Denver. Following Mueller's attempt to blame his superior at KYGO, a man named Eddie Haskell, documents from Swift's counter suit were emphatic that there was no doubt over who the guilty party was.

Swift countersued for assault and battery.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks.

Potential jurors were asked whether they are fans of either Mueller or Swift, including if they had ever seen Swift in concert, downloaded or purchased her music, or attended the 2013 concert. Court papers allege that "Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms".

Swift and Mueller are both expected to testify, along with Mueller's former boss and members of Swift's entourage.

The selection process could last through Tuesday, with opening statements to follow. A member of Swift's security team also told Mueller's boss at KYGO radio station what happened, and Mueller was sacked, according to a lawsuit he filed.

A lot of people have taken to calling this case the Taylor Swift "butt grabbing trial", for some reason distinguishing the type of sexual assault as if you need to know anything beyond the fact that it's sexual assault.

Mueller's lawyer, Gabriel McFarland, has argued in previous hearings that he could be the victim of mistaken identity.