Denver, Colorado (Accredited Times) – No, Taylor Swift will not just “shake it off.”
On Thursday, pop starlet Taylor Swift, 27, testified in a packed Denver courtroom in the groping trial of boomer radio disc jockey David Mueller, 55.
“‘He lifted my skirt and grabbed my bare ass cheek,” Swift said. “It was a definite grab, not jostling.”
The testimony rocked the federal courtroom where Swift has litigated her sexual assault charges against Mueller for the past week. Swift’s mother, Andrea Swift, left the courtroom feeling ill. Yesterday, she was in tears.
“He lifted my skirt and latched onto my bare ass,” Swift continued. “It was a grab — a very long grab.”
According to Swift, Mueller sexually assaulted her during a photo session at the Pepsi Center in Denver on June 2, 2013.
“What Mr. Mueller did was very intentional,” said Swift who described the sexual assault as “horrifying and shocking.”
Shortly after the incident, Mueller, known on the radio as “Jackson,” lost his job at 98.5 KYGO, where he co-hosted the “Ryno & Jackson” morning show. Swift also banned Mueller from her concerts for life.
Litigation between the two sides began in 2015. On September 10, 2015, Mueller filed a civil lawsuit alleging that Swift had defamed him. According to Mueller’s court filings, Mueller and his girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, met Swift at the Pepsi Center that night during a meet-and-greet session. After chatting for awhile, “Swift suddenly announced it was picture time” and “quickly put her right arm” around the buxom Melcher for a little girl-on-girl action. Mueller alleged that he then jumped into the photo at the “last second” not for a threesome nor for any grab-ass action, but rather simply because he was so excited to be around Swift in a Platonic, non-sexual way.
Mueller’s original court filing indicates that a co-worker, and not Mueller, had in fact grabbed Swift’s ass. According to Mueller’s original filing, a co-worker “excitedly” said that night that he had “put his arms around” Swift and his “hands on her bottom.” According to various public reports, Mueller apparently raised the allegations against his boss, Hershel Coomer. Mueller, however, has since backed off any such allegations and has denied any wrongdoing by Coomer.
Shortly after the photo shoot, a Swift security team member name “Craig” approached Mueller and Melcher and accused Mueller of grabbing Swift’s booty during the threesome shoot. According to Mueller, security team members surrounded the pair, verbally abused them, and escorted them out of the venue, where Swift was holding a concert that evening. KYGO fired Mueller on June 4, 2013.
Mueller has denied making any inappropriate contact on booties that night.
Mueller sued Swift for $3,000,000, claiming that the alleged defamation cost him his job, product endorsements, and public appearance fees. At the time of his termination, Mueller had a base salary of $150,000.
In response to Mueller’s defamation suit, Swift filed her own counter-suit against Mueller alleging that the “drunk” Mueller had sexually assaulted her booty. Taylor has sought just $1 in damages, which would be enough to obtain four quarters to bounce off of her ass. Or you could just stuff the dollar bill directly into her panties.
During opening statements earlier this week, Mueller’s lawyer Gabriel McFarland noted that photos from the event showed that Swift’s skirt was not “rumpled in any fashion” and that Swift was smiling while allegedly having her ass grabbed.
Swift’s attorney, Douglas Baldridge, angrily rebuked the boomer radio host: “What’s wrong with this picture? A woman gets assaulted, a woman reports it, and she gets sued!” Baldridge yelled.
In support of her allegations, Swift enlisted Professor Lorraine de Volo, a professor of Womyn and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado.
De Volo originally sought to testify that Mueller, a white male, fit the profile of someone who would engage in sexual assault.
Mueller’s counsel shockingly objected to de Volo, who wrote a 20-page expert report stating that sexual harassment and assault are motivated by the perpetrator’s need to assert power and protect status, i.e., White/Male Privilege. Judge William J. Martinez, a wise Latino, allowed portions of de Volo’s testimony. Martinez was appointed by America’s first African-American President, Barack Hussein Obama.
Experts agree that all men are rapists.
“The studies and surveys confirm one-in-three women have experienced sexual harassment at work, and it’s the No. 1 complaint we receive,” noted Noreen Farrell, Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates. “I think this is the tip of the iceberg because women are afraid to complain.”
Sorry, Mueller, but there’s a blank space on the verdict form — and the jury is writing GUILTY.