Taylor Swift may have conquered charts all over the world during her music career, but this week she's fighting on a very different battlefield — in court. The 27-year-old songstress is currently embroiled in an ongoing groping trial against former DJ David Mueller.
The case stems from an incident that occurred back in 2013, in which Swift claims that Meuller grabbed her buttocks under her skirt at a backstage photo op. The former DJ claims that the accusations are false and thus, is seeking $3 million in damages from the singer, after he was fired from his job. However, in response, Swift filed a $1 counter suit to be an example to other women "who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."
Taylor Doesn't Hold Back
As Swift was called as the trial's first witness, Buzzfeed's Claudia Rosenbaum was on-hand to live-tweet updates. During her testimony, the singer recalled the incident, labelling it as "horrifying" and "shocking" as she told jurers:
"It was a very shocking thing that I have never dealt with before...He grabbed my ass underneath my skirt. It was underneath my skirt... [Mueller] stayed latched onto my bare ass cheek as I moved away from him, visibly uncomfortable... He had a handful of my ass. I know it was him. I thought what he did was despicable"
While Mueller's attorney informed Swift during the cross-examination that she could have taken a break from the meet-and-greet if she felt uncomfortable, the singer fired back, telling the attorney that their client "could have taken a normal photo" with her.
The DJ's legal team's line of questioning also appeared to aggravate her, as they asked her whether she had actually seen the incident take place. She replied by reminding them that she couldn't have because her buttocks are "in the back of [her] body."
Moreover, after hearing about how the accusations cost Mueller his job, she stated that she wouldn't be made to feel guilty, commenting:
"I am not going to allow your client to make me feel like it is anyway my fault, because it isn’t."
Despite the unusual line of questioning, it seems that Swift is intent on holding her ground as the case continues. She received support from fans who showed up in Denver near the court, as well as her brother Austin and publicist Tree Paine.