Taylor Swift's lawsuit against a former Denver radio host who denied groping her hits federal court on Monday, with the charting-topping singer set to testify at the civil trial expected to run nine days in front of a jury of nine.
"He reached under my skirt and grabbed my a** right when I was having to pose for a photo, and it felt intentional that that would be the time he would choose to do it", she claimed during her deposition about a photo taken with Mueller and his girlfriend at the time.
Soon after, Swift countersued Mueller and alleged that she was sexually assaulted. Two days later, he was sacked from KYGO - and two years later, he sued Swift claiming what he asserts was a false accusation caused him to lose his $150,000 a year job.
Swift in response says she informed her mother and members of her team of what happened and did not complain to Mueller's employer, CNN reports.
Both Swift and Mueller are expected to testify in this civil trial.
Opening statements in the case are expected sometime Tuesday, and that's when both Swift and Mueller will both have to be present. KYGO claims Mueller was sacked for violating the morality clause of his contract after it says it independently determined that he lied about the incident, changed his story and inappropriately touched Swift.
As part of her counter claim, Swift requested a jury trial for the matter, and offered to donate any winnings from the suit to "charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard". Swift. Mr. Bell is accused, at Andrea Swift's behest, of pressuring KYGO to take action against Mr. Mueller. He and his girlfriend were escorted out of the arena and a member of Swift's team called his boss. David Mueller's attorney has confirmed that Mueller will also be testifying in the trial.
In it, Mueller's hand is hidden behind the singer near her bottom but he claims the only physical contact they had was when their arms brushed as they took their positions.
According to TMZ, 32 seats will be open to the public for those interested in the trial (the case has predictably drummed up plenty of buzz among Swift's fans and locals). Other than that, it's basically his word against hers. He went to his auto to drop off an autographed photo then returned to the arena, where he was confronted by Swift's security guard.
Mueller's attorney, Gabriel McFarland, argues that Mueller may have been misidentified after someone else touched Swift.