Testimony ends after emotional day in Swift groping case
- Author: Stacy Houston Aug 12, 2017,
Aug 12, 2017, 0:24
"Let's be clear about something from the onset - inappropriate touching is offensive, it's wrong and should never be tolerated", Mueller's attorney, Gabriel McFarland told jurors. Here's Swift's photographic evidence.
In her lawsuit, Swift alleges Mueller sexually assaulted her as their photo was being taken at a meet-and-greet event after a concert in 2013 - a charge the DJ denies. Under questioning from the Denver DJ's lawyer, Swift, 27, said: 'Your client grabbed my ass'.
Dent said during cross-examination that this was the first time something like this had happened to Swift, and that since, he has asked men at meet-and-greets to "keep their hands up high". Coomer was the person who talked with Bell that night about what Swift said happened then relayed the information to Call.
Baldridge repeatedly interrupted Mueller during an aggressive cross-examination and noted that Mueller has said he lost an audio recording of a meeting he had with his bosses before they fired him. According to People, Andrea Swift testified that the singer was "really shaken, she was humiliated, she was horribly embarrassed". Of the alleged incident, which took place during that photo, Swift said it was "a very long grab".
She said Greg Dent saw Mueller "lift my skirt" and grab her but that it was impossible for anyone to see Mueller's hand beneath her skirt and on her buttock because they were posing for the photo with their backs to a wall.
Asked if he grabbed her backside, he replied: "No, I did not".
Taylor Swift fans, from left, Grace Jarecke, Lucy Peterson and Dani Kuta display their numbers, which allow them into Denver Federal Court for the trial. She also said that no one else could have groped her.
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Her testimony lasted about an hour.
Andrea Swift also said that they did not report the alleged assault to the police out of privacy concerns. She insisted that, contrary to Mueller's assertion that he may have just grazed her ribs with his elbow, his hand was indeed under her skirt. Swift's bodyguard and Simbeck are listed as potential witnesses. She testified that "this was something I did not want known".
Friday's court proceedings also featured testimony from Mueller's then-girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, as well as Mueller's former radio co-host, Ryan Kliesch.
"He grabbed my bare ass", Swift testified.
Mueller, meanwhile, has maintained his innocence, testifying on Tuesday that he may have contacted the singer's ribs or rib cage, but claiming he did not touch her inappropriately. She has sought a symbolic $1 judgment that holds Mueller responsible. He stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek as I lurched away from him.
The photographer who took pictures at the meet and greet told the court she thought Swift had made a amusing move during the photo, at first believing she had tripped.
During her testimony, Swift was shown the photograph and reiterated her accusations.