Swift in court for DJ’s grop­ing trial

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Need Your Love Maoyan, a lead­ing ticket mer­chant.

The movie’s phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess launched it past The Mer­maid, a China-Hong Kong fan­tasy comedy re­leased last year that grossed 3.39 bil­lion yuan.

Ex­perts say the movie is rid­ing a wave of patriotic fer­vour drummed up by the rul­ing Com­mu­nist Party.

It comes soon af­ter China opened a naval base in Dji­bouti, a ma­jor step in the coun­try’s ex­pand­ing mil­i­tary pres­ence abroad. AFP


Godzilla, LOS AN­GE­LES: Pop su­per­star Tay­lor Swift was in court on Mon­day as the trial be­gan in a case pit­ting her against a DJ ac­cused of grop­ing her at an event.

Eight ju­rors were se­lected on Mon­day with Swift look­ing on in the court­room. Me­dia said she sat with her lawyers, dressed in a light top and dark blazer.

Swift, 27, could take the stand to give de­tails of the al­leged as­dur­ing sault a meet-and-greet four years ago.

Swift says ra­dio DJ David Mueller grabbed her but­tock dur­ing a visit back­stage at the Pepsi Cen­tre in Den­ver in June 2013 be­fore a con­cert.

ue er was sacked two days af­ter the al­le­ga­tions by his em­ployer, ra­dio sta­tion KYGO. He launched a suit against Swift in Septem­ber 2015. Mueller said it was one of his friends who had touched her in­ap­pro­pri­ately. Swift has counter-sued for sex­ual as­sault. AFP



‘Wolf War­riors 2’ is the all-time top box-of­fice earner in China. Mary Ho at a re­hearsal in Sin­ga­pore re­cently.

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