A judge on Friday threw out Mueller’s case against Swift saying that the pop star could not be held liable because Mueller failed to prove that she personally set out to have him fired. The panel will also consider allegations from Mueller that Swift’s mother and her radio manager contributed to him losing his job.
Taylor Swift is no longer a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a former DJ in Colorado who says her allegation that he groped her led to his firing, a judge ruled Friday evening.
Martinez said the eight-person jury will make a decision on Swift’s claim that she was groped.
“A man grabbed her rear end”.
“I saw his hand under her skirt”. When she finished meeting her fans, Dent said, Swift told her staff about the groping. “I know from that moment she was not comfortable with the picture taking, that is why she moved closer to Mueller’s girlfriend and pushed her dress down”, he said.
Swift, who took the stand on Thursday, testified that Mueller “stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek as I lurched away from him”. He repeatedly answered “no” when asked by McFarland if he had ever seen Mueller disrespect, demean, condescend or act inappropriately toward women.
Swift’s assistants testified in depositions that as soon as the photo session ended, the singer told everyone in the room about the incident.
Mueller was sacked by radio station KXGO two days after the 2013 incident and has been unable to find a job since.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge William Martinez left intact Swift’s assault and battery countersuit against David Mueller, who asserts he was falsely accused by the recording star and ousted from his $150,000-a-year job at radio station KYGO-FM under pressure from her. Mueller is seeking up to $3 million worth of damages as compensation for his ruined career.
The jury was due to return on Monday for closing arguments in the case.