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Taylor Swift Expected to Testify Against DJ Who Allegedly Groped Her

Taylor Swift Expected to Testify Against DJ Who Allegedly Groped Her

Pop star Taylor Swift is expected to take the stand to testify about her claim that a former Colorado radio host groped her.

In 2015, Mueller sued Swift for making false accusations about groping her butt during a meet-and-greet in 2013 that resulted in his termination.

At the time of the alleged incident, Mueller was a radio DJ for country music station 98.5 KYGO in Denver on the Ryno and Jackson morning show, going by "Jackson".

In a deposition, Swift said: "It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life".

"KYGO fired Mueller for violating the morality clause of his contract after it independently determined that he had lied about the incident, changed his story, and inappropriately touched Ms".

Jury selection begins today in Denver.

In addition to Swift, Mueller named her mother and a member of her team as defendants in the lawsuit.

While Mueller said in depositions that his damages amount to some $3 million, Swift wants compensatory, actual and punitive damages in an amount to be proven at trial, but also a verdict that holds Mueller responsible for the alleged assault.

One month later, Swift countersued Mueller for assault and battery. 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.

Mueller claims he was later confronted by one of Swift's security guards over the allegation and told the man he should call the police. Swift and Mueller are both smiling in the picture.

Swift at the federal courthouse in downtown Denver will be asked to line up each day for one of the 32 seats reserved for the public in the courtroom or for one of 75 in an overflow room with a closed-circuit video feed of the proceedings.

The police were not called because of Swift's wish to keep the situation "discreet and quiet and confidential", according to her attorney Douglas Baldridge. KYGO claims Mueller was sacked for violating the morality clause of his contract after it says it independently determined that he lied about the incident, changed his story and inappropriately touched Swift. David Mueller's attorney has confirmed that Mueller will also be testifying in the trial.

Mueller sued Swift on September 10, 2015 - two years after the alleged incident - claiming her accusations that he inappropriately touched her were false and cost him his $150,000-a-year job and future career opportunities.

Potential jurors were asked whether they are fans of either Mueller or Swift, including if they had ever seen Swift in concert, downloaded or purchased her music, or attended the 2013 concert. The photo shows Swift between Melcher and Mueller. The trial is expected to last nine days; likely until August 17.

The selection process could last through Tuesday, with opening statements to follow.