DENVER — The Latest on Taylor Swift’s civil trial (all times local):
Taylor Swift says a former radio DJ grabbed her behind underneath her skirt, not above it, during a 2013 pre-concert meet-and-greet photo session in Denver.
Swift repeatedly gave the account of the incident on the witness stand Thursday in federal court while being questioned in a civil trial over the allegations.
The pop star, dressed in a floral print dress, testified she tried to get as far away from DJ David Mueller as she could but didn’t want to stop the event and disappoint the few dozen people waiting in line.
She said couldn’t have said anything about what happened without others already in the photo area overhearing. She testified that “this was something I did not want known.”
She said she was absolutely stunned and told Mueller and his girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, “thank you for coming” in a monotone voice before they left.
Taylor Swift has testified in her trial accusing a radio host of groping her that “he grabbed my ass underneath my skirt” when the two posed for a photo together before her 2013 performance in Denver.
David Mueller sued Swift and others on her team, claiming they cost him his job and is seeking up to $3 million in damages. Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault, and is asking for a symbolic $1 judgment.
Swift testified that after she was grabbed she “got as far away from him as I possibly could.”
Swift said she didn’t stop the meet-and-greets after Mueller left because she didn’t want to disappoint a few dozen people who’d been waiting in line. She testified she first mentioned the incident about 15 minutes later to her photographer Stephanie…
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