Taylor Swift Has Just Testified at Her "Groping" Trial

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On how she knows it was Mueller: "He had a handful of my ass".

She said former Denver radio host David Mueller "grabbed my ass underneath my skirt", then she lurched away as fast as she could.

A tearful Andrea Swift took the stand Wednesday, pointed to Mueller and declared "that guy" had "sexually assaulted" her daughter during a photo op at a pre-concert fan meet-and-greet.

Mueller has sued Swift and her team, claiming they cost him his job and is seeking up to $3 million in damages.

Mueller testified that he did not grope Swift and said his career in radio had been ruined by what he said was a false accusation. In 2015, he sued in hopes of collecting $3 million in damages.

A jury of six women and two men will decide the civil trial.

"Baldridge also repeatedly asked Mueller if he could grasp "any reason, incentive or motive" for Swift to make up the allegation or be involved in two years of litigation". But when shown the photo in question, Call said, Mueller responded: "Well, if it did happen, it was accidental". "I had never dealt with something like this before", Swift said. But ultimately, one of her reps reported the incident to Mueller's superiors at KYGO-FM, and he was sacked. Each side of the trial has attempted to use the photo to bolster their argument, but Swift rejected McFarland's claim that the photo showed nothing inappropriate.

"Gabe [McFarland, defense attorney], this is a photo of him with his hand up my skirt-with his hand on my ass", Swift snapped back.

She said couldn't have said anything about what happened without others already in the photo area overhearing. "I have experienced every degree of an awkward first encounter. you think it's a high-five and they think it's a handshake, and they say, "Oh, sorry" and you say, 'Oh, it's fine'". Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault, and is asking for a symbolic $1 judgment.




Swift said she didn't stop the meet-and-greets after Mueller left because she didn't want to disappoint a few dozen people who'd been waiting in line.

Mueller testified his hand was touching Swift's skirt after he put his arm around her and their arms got crossed: "My hand was at rib-cage level and apparently it went down". But on Thursday, Swift unflinchingly contradicted that claim before jurors in a remarkably candid testimony.

BuzzFeed reporter Claudia Rosenbaum has more of Swift's greatest hits from today's proceedings.

Swift's lawyers have said she does not know Mueller and has no incentive to target him or to fabricate a story.

Call said he was "shocked" and "embarrassed" upon learning about the incident and anxious how it would reflect on the station.

After the alleged groping, Swift contacted Mueller's workplace, 98.5 KYGO, and told them what had happened. Call concluded that he was lying and made a decision to fire him. She says her representatives told KYGO management about the incident but that she never demanded Mueller be fired.

Swift said she tried to get as far away from David Mueller as she could.

"I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time", Andrea Swift said.

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