Taylor Swift Speaks Out About Being Sexually Assaulted by Former Radio DJ David Mueller
Taylor Swift even has filed a motion to restrict public access to some of the documents involved in her lawsuit with a DJ who allegedly groped her.
Taylor accused Denver radio DJ David Mueller of KYGO radio of grabbing her inappropriately backstage after a concert in June 2013, as they posed for a photo with several other people.
She recently explained what happened when he came backstage for a photo with his girlfriend:
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. It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.
Swift also explained why she didn’t say anything at the moment:
“I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before,’ she stated, before describing her shock that it happened at her concert of all places.
A meet-and-greet is supposed to be a situation where you’re thanking people for coming, you’re supposed to be welcoming people into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for someone to violate that hospitality in that way, I was completely stunned.”
Shortly thereafter, Swift filed a countersuit alleging Mueller, who has worked in the radio business for more than 20 years, of sexual assault. Two days later, David was fired. He sued Taylor in 2015, saying that her accusation was false, and that because of her, he lost his job. Taylor took legal action against the DJ in response to his suit.
He amended his lawsuit in March 2016, adding two slander charges. He said that either he accidentally touched Taylor, or that it was his then-boss, Eddie Haskell, who committed the alleged assault.
The counter suit stated: ‘Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault, it was Mueller, and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit.
The deposition became public after a judge decided on Friday, October 21 to deny Taylorâ€™s request to keep evidence from the case sealed. The only part of her case that remains private is the photo from the meet-and-greet in which David is allegedly groping Taylor. She reportedly filed the deposition in July so that she could hopefully win the case before it would ever have to go to trial.