Jury selection is underway in two cases involving Taylor Swift and former Denver DJ, David Mueller.
Mueller is suing Swift for $3 million, claiming she falsely accused him of groping her back in 2013 at a backstage meet-and-greet in Denver, costing him his job as a radio host and tarnishing his reputation.
Swift is counter-suing, claiming Mueller sexually assaulted her. She is seeking $1, aiming to serve as “an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts,” the lawsuit says.
Mueller was a morning AM country music radio host send to cover Swift’s concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver. He and his girlfriend posed for a photo with Swift behind a curtained enclosure.
Then, Swift’s bodyguard confronted Mueller, claiming he reached under her dress and grabbed her buttocks. Mueller denied it and suggested they call the police.
Mueller and his girlfriend were escorted from the premises. The police were never called.
Swift’s lawyer, Douglas Baldridge, argued that Swift did not go to the police because she wanted to keep it “discreet and quiet and confidential.”
Mueller claimed that “for some reason she might have some incentive to actually fabricate this story.”
His lawyer, Gabriel McFarland, argued that Mueller was misidentified after another person groped Swift.
Opening statements may begin Tuesday. According to court documents, it is unlikely the two sides will settle.