It is not known if this picture will be an exhibit on Monday as Taylor Swift defends herself against a $3 million dollar damages action brought by DJ David Mueller after she accused him of fondling her three years ago. Swift brought these claims to the courts and stated that Mueller touched her inappropriate when the pair were taking a photograph backstage at one of the singer's concerts.
Mueller was sacked from his job at a country music station after Taylor's team told his boss that Mueller grabbed her buttock during a meet-and-greet before a 2013 Swift concert in Denver.
Swift subsequently filed a counterclaim against Mueller and denies complaining to his employer, as he asserts.The singer's filing states it was her radio promotions director, Frank Bell, who alerted KYGO to the alleged incident. TMZ published the photo in question last November.
'Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there, ' she said, according to Billboard. "Swift, Mueller intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission", Swift's countersuit filed in October 2015 reads.
The basis for Mueller's suit stemmed from the money he was making prior to being fired-reportedly around $150,000 base salary, plus various bonuses-and his belief he had not touched Swift inappropriately at any time. David Mueller's attorney has confirmed that Mueller will also be testifying in the trial.
Swift is expected to testify.
The trial is expected to last about two weeks, with opening statements set to start Tuesday. Other than that, it's basically his word against hers. He was invited to the June 2, 2013 meet-and-greet as part of his job, and that is where the alleged groping incident took place. Court documents say it is unlikely that either side will settle.
According to the Independent, Taylor Swift is expected to make an appearance in the courts to openly testify against David Mueller.
Swift countersued for assault and battery. "Swift. Mueller never sued KYGO for breach of his employment contract", reads the singers response.
Swift fans can technically be allowed in the courtroom, as 32 seats are designated for members of the public - not media - and 75 seats will be made available in the public overflow location in the courthouse.
A lot of people have taken to calling this case the Taylor Swift "butt grabbing trial", for some reason distinguishing the type of sexual assault as if you need to know anything beyond the fact that it's sexual assault.
Swift plans to donate any winnings from the trial to a charity that fights against, and protects women from, sexual assault.