ByFranco Gucci, writer at
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Taylor Swift has been embroiled in a heavy legal battle for the past few months, but she just scored a major victory. The "Bad Blood" singer is no longer the focus of former radio DJ David Mueller's suit against her, which sought to squash her claims that he groped her during a backstage meet-and-greet in 2013.

Two days after the incident, his employer, radio station KYGO-FM, let Mueller go from his job. Two years later, Mueller sued Swift, her mother and her radio manager for a compensation of $3 million, alleging they had ruined his career and rendered him unable to earn money in the future. In response, countersued for sexual assault and battery, asking for $1 in damages in an attempt to send a message that sexual assault it absolutely not okay and that there are legal repercussions for that kind of behavior.

Since Swift appeared in court earlier this week (an action which garnered lots of attention from the public), there has been a new development in the case. On Friday, August 11, Judge William J. Martínez dismissed Mueller's $3 million suit against the singer, stating the former DJ's claims presented "[...] insufficient evidence Miss Taylor Swift acted improperly when she reported an assault she truly believed happened."

Mueller's complaints against Swift's mother and Frank Bell are still being examined in court, however, and are scheduled to be presented before a jury at a still-unspecified date. Fortunately for the singer, the jury will still consider her sexual assault suit, as the judge stated there was no reason for Swift to lie about such a thing.

This is a major victory for the Swift, who took the stand just last week to give a detailed account of the day of her alleged sexual assault. It's reported that the decision was an emotional moment for the star and her team, who allegedly embraced after hearing about it.

[Sources: NY Times, Associated Press]


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