Are we in the clear yet?
Taylor Swift filed a counter-suit against radio host David Mueller who she claims inappropriately reached up her skirt and touched her during a meet & greet encounter before her concert at the Pepsi Center in June of 2013.
Mueller is suing Swift because he was fired by his job and banned from her concerts forever based on false allegations. He’s says he’s losing out on his $150,000 yearly salary and future endorsements.
In the counter suit obtained by People, Mueller alleges Swift was in fact assaulted, but blamed “his superior” at KYGO, Eddie Haskell.
“Ms. 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,” the countersuit states. “Resolution of this Counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”
Swift’s claims say Mueller “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission.”
“Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph,” state the papers. “He lifted her skirt and groped her.”
Immediately following the misconduct, Swift was “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed,” and alerted her photographer, tour manager and security team, according to the papers.
Swift is demanding the case play out before a jury. If she wins, she will donate any proceeds to “charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”