UPDATE: The DJ under fire responds.
UPDATE // NOVEMBER 30:
David Mueller, the radio host Swift claims groped her at a meet & greet, has responded once more to the allegations via Page Six.
“My right hand — I’m looking at the photographer and I’m trying to get my right hand, you know, behind Taylor, because Shannon was on the other side of Taylor. My other hand I think was just on my belt or on my pocket, my left hand. So my right hand, I’ve got my hand closed and my palm down, and I reach behind, toward Taylor. Our hands touched and our arms crossed. That’s all I remember.”
At a previous deposition, Swift recounts the incident:
“Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my *** cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there. It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”
UPDATE // NOVEMBER 13:
The photo Taylor Swift believes is the smoking gun in her sexual assault case against DJ David Mueller has leaked via TMZ.
The 1989 singer had hopes the photo would remain under lock and key because she feels it would “prejudice the potential jury,” but TMZ argues it doesn’t.
Based off the photo evidence alone, it’s not clear whether Mueller is indeed reaching up Swift’s skirt, but it seems highly unlikely Swift would make up such a distressing claim for no reason.
Mueller denies the allegations.
UPDATE // NOVEMBER 2, 2016:
Taylor Swift describes an unfortunate incident that happened between her and radio host David Mueller in June 2013. According to newly filed documents obtained by the Daily Mail, Swift recounts the traumatizing ordeal:
“As soon as he grabbed my ***, I became shocked and withdrawn and was barely able to say ‘thanks for coming’, which is what I say to everybody. I was barely able to get words out, and it was like somebody switched the lights off in my personality. So it was pretty quick that he was gone after that. I didn’t have one split second without a fan in front of me until that moment and I didn’t want people to find out about this. Anything that I say in front of fans could end up in the press, and I didn’t want that.”
Swift’s mother, Andrea, added: “I felt like I wanted to cry and throw up at the same time,” said. “She was upset. She cried. We cried. It was… it was just inconceivable.”
Of course, Mueller denies the allegations, saying the “interaction ‘went great’ and that Swift “remained pleasant as she bid them goodbye.” Mueller claims it was a co-worker who bragged about grabbing her **** during the meet and greet.
From the Daily Mail:
“Swift’s photographer says in the documents she recalls seeing a strange expression on Swift’s face right before the photo was snapped, but said she thought maybe the singer had tripped on her heels.
Swift says it’s impossible for her to definitively answer whether that photo captured that moment and can’t pinpoint when it happened because she was ‘uncomfortable because a strange man’s hand just lifted up my shirt and was either nearing my *** cheek, freshly grabbed onto or refusing to let go.”
You can read more about the case here.
EARLIER // OCTOBER 29, 2015:
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.”