Taylor Swift rouses fans with in-your-face groping testimony

Music superstar Taylor Swift told a United States court Thursday of her shock as she realized she was being groped during a photo opportunity in Colorado, as she faced the former DJ she accuses of assaulting her.

Andrea Swift, a member of her daughter's senior management group, told the Denver federal court she knew something was wrong as soon as they returned to the "Bad Blood" singer's dressing room.

Swift said she was stunned and did not say anything to Mueller or halt the meet-and-greets after he left because she did not want to disappoint a few dozen people waiting in line to appear in photos with her. "I felt him grab onto my ass cheek under my skirt". "Swift while posing for the photograph; he lifted her skirt and groped her".

Questioned repeatedly about how she was groped, Swift testified that "it was a definite grab". And while Swift's lyrics are reliably PG-rated, she did not hold back when it came to describing what allegedly happened that day.

Mueller also testified that one of his station bosses, Hershel Coomer, who is expected to testify, told him that he had met Swift earlier before the show and that "he told me that he had his hands on her butt".

"But in his opening statement, Baldridge told jurors that Swift is "absolutely certain" she was sexually assaulted by Mueller, and the photo is "damning" proof of it".

The photo of the encounter shows, Swift testified, "he was in the process of grabbing my a-, yes". "You stand there and take a photo".

A FORMER radio host accused of groping pop superstar Taylor Swift conceded Wednesday a picture taken during the alleged assault could be interpreted as incriminating.

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According to US Weekly, the star said that Mueller caught her bare backside while a photo was being taken. She did not report the alleged assault to police at the time.

Can't see her tweets? Mueller was 51 at the time of the incident, while Swift was 23.

"I did not have a reaction to a unusual person I didn't know suffering consequences", she said.

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

Taylor Swift has always been a recurring character in show biz drama involving the likes of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, as well as Katy Perry (but not Kendick Lamar), though in recent days, she's turned her attention to more serious allegations. It had never happened before.

He said Mueller at first denied to him that he had touched Swift at all.

Swift's team has said they hope the case "will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".

Mueller has testified that he did not deliberately touch Swift inappropriately, but that he might have accidentally touched her in the rib area in his hurry to jump into the photo shoot with her.

  • Stacy Houston