dglobalnews.com The Taylor Swift Groping Trial, Day 1: What's at Stake
Published: Tue, August 08, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

The Taylor Swift Groping Trial, Day 1: What's at Stake

The Taylor Swift Groping Trial, Day 1: What's at Stake

Taylor Swift's trial is set for this week in Denver.

The radio host David Mueller initially sued the 27-year-old singer saying he was falsely accused and blaming the pop singer for losing his job after the alleged June 2013 incident during a photo-op at a Denver concert, where he's seeking up to $3 million dollars in damages, Fox News reported Monday.

Bell and Swift's mother are also expected to testify with Taylor, as is Lorraine Bayard de Volo, chair and associate professor of women and gender studies at the University of Colorado, who will offer expert testimony on the conduct of and ramifications for victims of sexual assault and harassment, CNN reports.

The radio station interviewed Mueller, and 2 days later, he was sacked.

In addition to Swift, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, Mueller named her mother and a member of her team as defendants in the lawsuit.

An alleged photo of the incident, later obtained by TMZ, appears to show Mueller's hand in that area of her body.

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The photo shows David Mueller with his right hand behind the singer, just below her waist, before a 2013 concert. "I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before". A total of eight jurors will be picked for the trial expected to last two weeks in federal court. Court documents say it is unlikely that either side will settle.

Swift is countersuing, claiming sexual assault.

The basis for Mueller's suit stemmed from the money he was making prior to being fired-reportedly around $150,000 base salary, plus various bonuses-and his belief he had not touched Swift inappropriately at any time. Mueller's attorney is arguing that someone besides Mueller groped Swift, and his client will be testifying on his own behalf.

Mueller sued Swift on September 10, 2015 - two years after the alleged incident - claiming her accusations that he inappropriately touched her were false and cost him his $150,000-a-year job and future career opportunities.

Mueller says he told the security staff: "Please call the police". Swift. Ms. Melcher said in a deposition that she noticed nothing unusual during the Pepsi Center meeting. She says she wants to hold Mueller accountable and is seeking $1.

Swift maintains she was sexually assaulted, but she was trying to keep the matter discreet and quiet. Swift's team contacted KYGO officials to describe her allegations. According to USA Today, Mueller's attorney will be raising the question of mistaken identity as well as claiming that Swift only filed a lawsuit when David Mueller filed on in 2015. It's not often you see a person of Swift's stature in the courtroom, let alone testifying, so the whole thing is being turned into quite a disturbing spectacle.

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