With Taylor Swift in court, jury selection begins in groping case

With Taylor Swift in court, jury selection begins in groping case

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.

Taylor Swift's trial is set for this week in Denver.

Radio host David Mueller sued the singer-songwriter, saying he was falsely accused and that she should have called police instead of his bosses, who fired him soon after the June 2013 encounter. 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.

The Post said Taylor didn't file charges with police at the time and the incident mostly flew under the radar until Mueller filed his lawsuit against the singer in September 2015, spurring Swift's countersuit.

She is seeking a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller responsible and "serving as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".

In a July 2016 deposition, Swift specified that Mueller had reached under her skirt and grabbed onto her "ass cheek".

Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

The nine-day hearing, at Denver's Alfred A. Arraj courthouse, will be presided over by US District Judge William Martinez.

Among the key pieces of evidence is a photo which shows Mueller with his right hand behind the singer, just below her waist.

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'It was completely intentional, I've never been so sure of anything in my life, ' she added, according to the transcript of Swift's videotaped deposition.

Mueller says he was verbally abused and kicked out of the venue by her security.

Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault by Mueller. It's not often you see a person of Swift's stature in the courtroom, let alone testifying, so the whole thing is being turned into quite a disturbing spectacle.

The Denver Post reported that security removed Mueller from the concert shortly after the meet-and-greet photo session and Swift's manager Frank Bell told KYGO about the alleged incident.

As a result, Swift and her attorneys won a big pre-trial victory over Mueller.

"Mueller steadfastly maintains that no inappropriate contact of any kind occurred between him and Ms".

Both Swift and her mother, Andrea Swift - who's also named as a defendant in the case - will testify at some point during the trial, according to the final pretrial order.

Members of the public can line up to watch proceedings from an overflow room in the courthouse, but so far there hasn't been a big turnout.

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