DENVER | A jury of eight is expected to be seated Tuesday in Taylor Swift’s civil trial involving a groping allegation against a former Denver DJ.
More than 10 candidates were immediately dismissed during the first day of jury selection Monday, and more than 30 potential jurors are due back in court Tuesday.
The jury is expected to be seated by the afternoon.
Jurors will try to decide whether a radio host groped the pop superstar during a photo op before a concert in Denver in 2013 — and whether she and her team got him fired. They also are being asked to determine not just whose story to believe but what to make of a photograph that both sides say proves their case.
The photo shows David Mueller with his right hand behind the singer, just below her waist, before a 2013 concert. It’s inconclusive whether he’s touching her. Both are smiling.
Based on court records, here’s a look at that and other key elements in the he-said, she-said trial in federal court in Denver.
Swift’s lawyers called the image “damning” proof that Mueller inappropriately touched her. Mueller argues it shows him trying to jump into the frame.
Entertainment news outlet TMZ obtained and published the photo, which has since been sealed by the court.
Swift’s business manager, Jesse Schaudies Jr., said her side did not want the picture in the news.
“We did not want copycats and one-uppers abounding. And that happens in our world,” he testified last year. “These people all tend to escalate. I’ve watched what happens with these files and individuals.”
Swift says: “He took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass…
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