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

Posted August 10, 2017

Mueller acknowledges that all of these things were said in prior depositions. In court filings, Swift said her representatives informed KYGO management about the incident, but she did not demand Mueller be fired.

Taylor Swift's attorneys say they aren't trying to bankrupt a former Colorado DJ accused of groping the pop superstar before a concert. At the time, Mueller was a host for the 98.5 KYGO-FM morning show. Two jurors stared at the photo on their computer monitors while a few others kept glancing at it as McFarland spoke. Their arms had touched when they tried to get together for the photo, Mueller claimed, and he "may have" brushed his fist against what he thought were her ribs.

Baldridge is asking Mueller about testimony from Swift's team who were in the photo both with the two on June 2, 2013, in which several people said they had either seen Mueller lift Swift's skirt or heard her talking about it directly afterward. "It was just destroying her that she said that.as a parent it made me question why I taught her to be so polite in that moment".

He later grilled Mueller aggressively under cross-examination, noting that the DJ did not sue his former bosses or the radio station over his dismissal.

During the second day of the explosive trial, Mueller's attorney, Gabe McFarland, said that the star's allegation cost Mueller his "dream job" at 98.5 KYGO radio, according to E! She said in her deposition suing Mueller for assault and battery, that "no matter how much I scooted over, it was still there".

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Swift plans on donating any money awarded to her to "charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard".

Proceedings ended for the day Tuesday and were set to resume Wednesday.

Baldridge explains why perhaps the Swift team didn't want to get the police involved in the alleged groping, saying that making the allegation would put everything in the public spotlight.

Baldridge also asked what possible reason Swift would have to make up an allegation.

But Taylor says as soon as Mueller and his girlfriend left, she told her tour manager and security staff that she had been groped.

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Mueller's lawyer told jurors that inappropriate touching is wrong, but falsely accusing someone of the offence is equally unacceptable.

As the trial continues to move forward-it was scheduled to last nine days and is expected to conclude on August 24-here's a rundown of everything that's gone on so far.

Mueller testified that he wants to clear his name and recover earnings he lost after being fired. Mueller has said he saved the recordings on a variety of laptops, phones and backup drives, all of which he irreparably damaged before they could become evidence.

"We'll never know what's on it, will we?" the lawyer asked. "Yes, I did", Mueller responded. Swift, however, did not specifically request that Mueller be fired.

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