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After Taylor Swift Testifies at Groping Trial, Judge Throws Out DJ's Suit Against the Pop Star
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13 Aug 2017 11:31 AM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Taylor Swift (Image Source: GabboT via Wikimedia Commons)

Taylor Swift had a partial victory on Friday in a federal court trial stemming from her allegation that she was groped by Colorado DJ David Mueller when U.S. District Judge William Martinez threw out the radio DJ's lawsuit against the pop star.

Mueller claimed that he was falsely accused by Swift and as a result was fired from his $150,000-a-year job at country music station KYGO-FM. The judge, however, said there was insufficient evidence to prove his allegation.

Swift has filed a countersuit against Mueller for $1 for assault and battery, and the judge will deliberate on her suit on Monday.

The trial started this week, and while she's been there all week, Swift finally testified on Thursday, calling the experience "horrifying and shocking."

This incident happened back in June 2013. Mueller, who was a DJ at the time for KYGO, met the singer backstage at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, and they were in a group photo together.

She claimed he groped her afterward, and the radio station fired him. He sued her, her mother, and Frank Bell, the radio station's promotions director, denying that he had groped her. She filed a countersuit accusing him of reaching under her dress and grabbing her butt.

Mueller testified earlier this week that he did not grope Swift and complained that his radio career was now ruined by what he calls a false accusation. Swift's attorney, Doug Baldridge, countered that it did happen and that Mueller is just seeking money and fame.

As Gabriel McFarland, Mueller's attorney, lobbed questions at her, Swift said, "What Mr. Mueller did was very intentional."

She then added, "I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass."

With Mueller claiming what happened was "jostling" for the photo and that Swift could have misidentified him, she explained, "this is what happened, it happened to me, I know it was him."

In regards to the DJ being fired, she refused to accept the blame.

"I'm not going to allow you or your client to make me feel in any way that this is my fault, because it isn't," she issued from the stand.

"I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions and not mine," she added.

McFarland brought out the photo that was snapped of the two in question and Mueller's then-girlfriend Shannon Melcher, believing that it shows that nothing happened.

"Gabe, this is a photo of him with his hand up my skirt — with his hand on my ass," Swift testified. "You can ask me a million questions — I'm never going to say anything different. I never have said anything different."

Swift did not waver at all in her testimony. When asked why the front of her skirt didn't appear to be lifted, she answered, "Because my ass is located in the back of my body."

When it was pointed out she was closer to Melcher in the photo, she answered, "Yes, she did not have her hand on my ass."

Swift's mother testified already this week and said when she heard about what happened, "I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time."

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