Taylor Swift groping trial hangs on a few voices and a photo

Taylor Swift groping trial hangs on a few voices and a photo

Taylor Swift groping trial hangs on a few voices and a photo

Taylor Swift to turn up in a federal court in Denver soon, as lawyers for the pop star and a Colorado Radio Personality "David Mueller" start jury selection for lawsuits over whether the former disc jockey "groped her" four years ago, during a photoshoot.

Former radio DJ, David Mueller has been accused of groping Taylor Swift before her concert in 2013.

With Swift and her mother, Andrea Swift, present, Mueller told the jury of six women and two men that he was sacked from his job even after he was "100 percent clear" with his managers that he did not grope Taylor.

Mueller has sued Swift, claiming he is being falsely accused and that he was sacked over her allegation.

But in a rapid-fire cross-examination, Swift's attorney, Douglas Baldridge, painted a darker portrait of Mueller - of a man who felt disrespected when he had to wait in line with fans rather than the VIP line with his co-workers and employers.

They were questioned specifically about their familiarity with either Swift or Mueller and whether they considered themselves to be fans of their work.

Baldridge is contending the photo doesn't make clear the position of Mueller's hand, but says it's clear his hand is behind Swift's bottom.

Mueller said in the lawsuit he was aware of an incident but said it was one of his friends who had touched her inappropriately and then bragged about it.

He is seeking financial damages from Swift, who countersued him for assault and battery.

Mueller is seeking up to $3 million in damages.

Jury selection ends for day in Taylor Swift case
Mueller, a former country music DJ for KYGO, sued Swift in May 2015, claiming her false complaint to his bosses cost him his job. Mueller's attorney, Gabriel McFarland, argues that Mueller may have been misidentified after someone else touched Swift.

But Swift's attorneys set out to cast the case as a sexual assault case - saying Swift was victimized and shaken by Mueller's alleged actions. The trial is expected to last about nine days. Since Swift made her allegations, the white-haired plaintiff, wearing a dark suit and a black tie, his voice occasionally cracking, told the court, "I want to clear my name".

Mueller was sacked after Swift complained to his employer.

However, Gabriel McFarland, Mueller's attorney, said the photo did not show any inappropriate under-skirt touching, as Swift has alleged.

He goes back after Mueller's claim that his knuckles had brushed Swift's ribs, and asks Mueller to recount the "jostling" that took place as they got together during the photo.

But he also said that in the meeting Haskell and Call had called the next day, that he never told Call about what he says Haskell told him.

Swift says, "He took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek".

"That's the one and only story we have to tell you - that Mueller grabbed her rear end", he said.

Swift has said she is "absolutely certain" she was sexually assaulted by the DJ as they posed for a photographer backstage in Denver in 2013 with Mueller's girlfriend. Court documents say it is unlikely that either side will settle.

Swift's lawyer argued the entertainer also had no impact on Mueller's career stalling, saying the DJ had only sent packets containing his headshot, biography and audio samples to the top 20 radio markets following his dismissal from KYGO.

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