DENVER - Taylor Swift’s lawyer said the former Denver DJ who is suing the superstar changed his story as to what happened during that 2013 meet and greet seven times.
David Mueller, a former radio DJ for KYGO, is suing Swift for damages after he was fired two days after he met Swift before her show at the Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013.
She said during that meeting, the DJ put his hand up her skirt and grabbed her butt.
Swift is countersuing Mueller for assault and battery and is seeking $1, her lawyer says.
Swift's lawyer begins opening statements. Says what Mueller allegedly did wasn't inappropriate touching; it was an assault #TaylorSwiftTrial— Krystyna Biassou (@KrystynaMay23) August 8, 2017
The first story, Swift’s lawyer said, was that Mueller never touched the songstress, who was 23 at the time. The next story was that if he did touch Swift, it was an accident or incidental (which is what Mueller’s former bosses said the DJ told them when they were deposed).
The third story, which surfaced when Mueller filed his original lawsuit, was that it was his boss that touched Swift, known in the radio business as Eddie Haskell.
Asked three separate times while on the stand, Mueller says he didn't touch Swift inappropriately when he met her in 2013.— Krystyna Biassou (@KrystynaMay23) August 8, 2017
His other two stories were that he couldn’t have reached under Swift’s skirt because he was making a fist and that his open hand was jostling with Swift.
He also went on a Detroit-based radio show, Mojo in the Morning, and said his arms crossed with Swift, but he never touched her.
During Mueller’s lawyer’s opening statement on Tuesday, he said his client touched her rib and nothing else.
Mueller’s lawyer argued that his client – who was 51 at the time -- had no motivation to inappropriately touch Swift. He had his dream job and a beautiful girlfriend (Shannon Melcher) whom he loved. Melcher was there at the time of the meet and greet and was the other person posing in that photo with Swift and Mueller.
The trial is expected to last nine days in a federal courthouse in downtown Denver.
The jury is made up of two men and six women. Here's a breakdown:
-Latino man in his late 30s
-Black woman in her 60s
-White woman in her late 30s to early 40s
-White woman in her late 30s
-White man in his 40s
-Asian woman in her 30s
-White woman in her 60s
-White woman in her late 40s early 50s
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