Tay­lor Swift is call­ing for parts of her grop­ing law­suit to be edited for her ‘safety’

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 27-year-old singer filed a law­suit back in July re­gard­ing an al­leged grop­ing in­ci­dent in­volv­ing ra­dio DJ David Mueller - who al­legedly groped the 'Bad Blood' hit­maker's be­hind un­der­neath her dress dur­ing a meet-and-greet in 2013 - and has now called for parts of her state­ment to be redacted due to "safety and pri­vacy con­cerns" be­fore they are pub­licly re­leased. In doc­u­ments ob­tained by E! News, the pop megas­tar's lawyers claim: "The tran­script con­tains con­fi­den­tial and sen­si­tive per­sonal in­for­ma­tion that, if pub­licly re­leased, could jeop­ar­dize the safety of the Par­ties in this ac­tion and run the real risk of taint­ing the jury pool at the up­com­ing trial." Tay­lor's team also state they are con­cerned that if the state­ments go public with­out be­ing edited to pro­tect her, peo­ple who doubt her side of the story may "threaten" her. The lawyers added: "The same peo­ple who have threat­ened Ms. Swift in the past, as well as copy cats, may be em­bold­ened by public at­ten­tion." The 'Blank Space' singer said in her video­taped de­po­si­tion - which was ob­tained by E! News in Oc­to­ber - that David's ac­tions were "com­pletely in­ten­tional" as he al­legedly put his hand up her dress when the pair posed for a photo. She said at the time: "Right as the mo­ment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek and no mat­ter how much I scooted over it was still there," she re­vealed. "It was com­pletely in­ten­tional, I've never been so sure of any­thing in my life." And the 'Shake It Off' mu­si­cian re­called feel­ing "vi­o­lated". She added: "I re­mem­ber be­ing fran­tic, dis­tressed, feel­ing vi­o­lated in a way I had never ex­pe­ri­enced be­fore. "A meet-and-greet is sup­posed to be a sit­u­a­tion where you're thank­ing peo­ple for com­ing, you're sup­posed to be wel­com­ing peo­ple into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for some­one to vi­o­late that hospi­tal­ity in that way, I was com­pletely stunned."

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