A new detail has surfaced in the Taylor Swift court case. Denver DJ David Mueller, 55, has been accused by the “Shake It Off” singer of groping her at an event. On Wednesday, the trial went into its third day.
Mueller, who denies groping Swift, told the court it might have been his boss, Hershel Coomer, who grabbed the pop star’s buttocks at the June 2013 meet-and-greet event. During his testimony, Mueller said Coomer told him “he had his hands on her butt” when Coomer met Taylor that day.
However, Taylor is adamant it was Mueller who groped her as they were having their picture taken (see the photo below — his boss is not in sight. The woman on the left is Mueller’s girlfriend, Shannon). Taylor immediately told her security team, who had the radio host thrown out. He was fired two days later.
Mueller also said he and Taylor were trying to reach around each other during a photo op when “our hands touched and our arms touched. He further adds he “may have touched Swift’s rib cage, or rib, or ribs.”
Mueller’s attorney argues that in the photo, his client’s hand is clearly not under Taylor’s skirt, adding, “…her skirt is not rumpled in any fashion.”
The allegation of sexual assault that cost Mueller his job resulted in the Denver DJ launching a $3 million lawsuit against the singer, who responded with a countersuit of $1 to show that she only wants to make an example of Mueller, rather than money.
The case heads into its fourth day, during which Mueller’s witnesses will be called in to testify. ~Alexa Caruso
Update: Taylor Swift won her $1 countersuit against Mueller.