tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com October 17, 2017


Former DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift testifies in court

10 August 2017, 12:11 | Mandy Simon

Taylor Swift's defense team digs into former DJ in cross-examination to kick off trial

Taylor-Swift

Mueller sued Swift, her mother and her radio promotions director in 2015 for $3 million in damages. Both Kuta and Jarecke said they were there to support Swift; they wanted to "see somebody with the platform that she has to speak out about an issue that's been going on for long", said Jarecke, while Kuta echoed how important it was to her and her friends to stand up against non-consensual contact.

Earlier in the day, an attorney for Mueller told jurors that inappropriate touching is wrong, but falsely accusing someone of the offense is equally unacceptable. Taylor then counter sued him for groping her and denied that she did anything to get him fired. "That's the one and only story we have to tell you, that Mr Mueller grabbed her rear end", he said. She is seeking a symbolic $1, saying she wants to serve as an example to other women who have been assaulted.

As Radar reported, Mueller previously claimed that thanks to Swift's statement, he would lose about $2,916,637 in wages in the next 15 years. Swift is expected to testify.

But he also said that in the meeting Haskell and Call had called the next day, that he never told Call about what he says Haskell told him.

Swift's attorney, Douglas Baldridge, attacked the credibility of former Denver DJ David Mueller on Tuesday, asking jurors, "What's wrong with this picture?" As her attorney J. Doug Baldrige said in his opening statement, the suit isn't about bankrupting Mueller-it's about proving a point.

When Mueller couldn't answer that question, Baldridge looked at the jury and simply said "I think I've made my case".


Wednesday's court proceedings were delayed by a closed evidentiary hearing that lasted almost two hours. He said that the accusations were "humiliating", but conceded that he could not come up with "any reason, incentive or motive" as to why Swift would make up such a claim.

Arthur Lewis, also 32 and a real estate agent, said he's "a big supporter of Taylor Swift and just wanted to check it out".

Among the evidence in the case is a photograph obtained by TMZ but sealed by the court that shows Mueller with his hand behind Swift, just below her waist, at the pre-concert event. It's ironic that Mueller would mention Mayer, the ex about whom Swift penned "Dear John" (whose lyrics include "Don't you think nineteen's too young to be played by your dark twisted games").

The alleged incident occurred during a concert meet-and-greet, during which the host, David Mueller, reportedly lifted Swift's skirt and groped her. She says she is only seeking $1. The case arose after Swift alleged that he groped the singer which led to him losing his job. Baldridge goes back into line of questioning Mueller about his hand placement during the photo.

Mueller's testimony will continue into Wednesday.

Mueller said that something happened that caused him to conclude that Swift was acting "cold and standoffish" toward him, terms he also used previously in a deposition.



Other News

Trending Now

Philippines: Mayor Killed During Police Raid
The mayor of Ozamis and six others were killed early Sunday in police raids at private residences, according to media reports. Duterte says he plans to confront mayors linked to illegal drugs, warning that they should resign or face death .

Vijender Singh rakes in Twitter applause after stretching streak to 9-0
However, India's current rift with neighbours China in the Sikkim sector could add pressure on the confident boxer. This will be Vijender's first fight in Mumbai after previously competing in a match in Delhi.

Israel attempts to shut down Al Jazeera's office and ban journalists
Al Jazeera reported on its website that it was blocked from attending the news conference where Mr Kara made the announcement. The crisis ended when the Israeli authorities removed the newly installed security measures, including the metal detectors.

Vehicle plows into crowd in Los Angeles; at least 6 hurt
Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart says the crash was reported Sunday afternoon on Pico Boulevard. Video footage from a news helicopter showed the white van on the sidewalk in front of The Fish Spot restaurant.

Australia Parliament Refuses to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage
He added, "I'm a strong leader". "Strong leaders carry out their promises, weak leaders break them", Turnbull told reporters. But same-sex marriage advocates say a plebiscite could lead to an ugly, divisive and unnecessary debate.

Dubai's Torch Tower catches fire - again
This isn't the first time the building has been on fire; in 2015, about 60 floors of the skyscraper were engulfed by flames. A large fire has broken out in a 79-storey residential skyscraper in Dubai , one of the world's tallest buildings.

Embracing Harm Reduction, FDA Gives E-Cigarette Industry a Regulatory Reprieve
The FDA also announced plans to issue new regulations for products like cigars, pipe tobacco, and e-cigarettes. According to Bloomberg , tobacco company shares fell precipitously Friday morning after the announcement .

CenterPoint, Authorities Investigating NatGas Explosion at Minneapolis School
Some students in the academy's summer program were on campus at the time of the explosion, but none of them were hurt. The state fire marshal will likely take the lead, he says, but Minneapolis fire and other agencies may be involved.

Skype Adds PayPal Integration, Lets You Make Payments While Chatting
If you live in one of those places, have a PayPal account , and use Skype for Android or iOS, you're in luck. Sending is free as long as you use your PayPal balance or a debit card in the United States.

US Senate aims for "skinny" Obamacare repeal
Repealing Obamacare and then replacing it at a later date is an idea that has been floated by President Donald Trump . The Senate today is voting on whether to repeal Obamacare without an immediate replacement.