Taylor Swift on DJ allegations: 'It was a definite grab'

Taylor Swift on DJ allegations: 'It was a definite grab'

Called by the attorney of Colorado, Swift was asked to go into great depth about the encounter with DJ David Mueller, who is suing Swift for defamation after he was sacked from his radio station after the star alleged Mueller grabbed her "bare ass" at a meet-and-greet when she was 23.

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

The photograph of Swift, Mueller and his girlfriend at the pre-show meet-and-greet shows the morning presenter on radio station KYGO with his hand behind the singer. But ultimately, one of her reps reported the incident to Mueller's superiors at KYGO-FM, and he was sacked.

Swift, 27, testified that Mueller lifted her skirt and grabbed her "bare ass cheek", describing the grope as "a very long grab", according to her testimony documented by the Associated Press.

Swift, wearing a black blouse with floral print, appeared calm when questioned by Mueller's lawyer, Gabriel McFarland, who attempted to pick apart the details of that night. She called what the former radio host did "very intentional", telling defense counsel that she was "critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass".

After hearing Swift's side of the story, Andrea stated that she wanted to vomit and cry. "I never have said anything different". "I felt what seemed to be a rib case or ribs", he said, CNN reported.

Questioned by the attorney as to whether it might simply have been a case of mistaken identity on her part, she fired back: "He had a handful of my ass".

Swift, one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, has been an everyday presence in this Denver courtroom.

"'Mom, a guy just grabbed my (rear end) in the meet-and-greet, '" Andrea Swift said her daughter told her. She also said that no one else could have groped her.

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Swift countersued for battery and assault.

She said she would not have needed the photo to remember Mueller.

Andrea Swift acknowledged in court Wednesday that she sought to keep a lid on the encounter in order to protect her daughter.

The singer, who was joined in court by her mother and father Scott Swift, has said she will donate any damages awarded in her suit to charities that fight sexual assault on women.

"I did not have a reaction to a odd person I didn't know suffering consequences", she said. "He and you are suing me, and I'm being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions, not mine". She says she wants to be an example to other assault victims.

Mueller has denied the incident and claims claiming Swift's team called his bosses to complain about the incident and got him fired.

After the alleged groping, Swift contacted Mueller's workplace, 98.5 KYGO, and told them what had happened.

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