Swift cost me my ca­reer, claims ra­dio host

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Gen­tle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix DEN­VER: A United States ra­dio host de­nied grop­ing pop singer Tay­lor Swift and ac­cused her of ru­in­ing his ca­reer as a civil suit brought by him got un­der­way yes­ter­day.

The 27-year-old Swift has counter-sued, al­leg­ing David “Jack­son” Mueller groped her dur­ing a photo op­por­tu­nity at a 2013 con­cert.

“It cost me my ca­reer... the thing I love the most,” Mueller said. “It’s de­spi­ca­ble, the thing they’ve ac­cused me of.”

Mueller did not sue his sta­tion KYGO or its par­ent com­pany Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial Me­dia Co. of A me­mo­rial for the late Glen Camp­bell on his star on the Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame in Los An­ge­les.

named Al­bum of the Year at the 1968 Grammy Awards.

Camp­bell hosted his own tele­vi­sion show, The Glen Camp­bell Good­time Hour, from 1969 to 1972, and took his chis­elled good looks to Hol­ly­wood.

He ap­peared in the clas­sic 1969 Western True Grit play­ing the role of La Boeuf, a Texas Ranger who part­nered with John Wayne’s Rooster Cog­burn in search of a killer.

Camp­bell’s best-sell­ing sin­gle, Rhine­stone Cow­boy, was re­leased in 1975 and has sold more than five mil­lion copies.

Camp­bell, who was mar­ried four times and had eight chil­dren, had well-pub­li­cized strug­gles with drink­ing and drugs.

He chron­i­cled his fight with al­co­hol and co­caine ad­dic­tion in his 1994 au­to­bi­og­ra­phy Rhine­stone Cow­boy.

He cred­ited his mar­riage to his fourth wife, Kim, and his em­brace of Chris­tian­ity with help­ing him reach so­bri­ety.

Camp­bell’s death was met with an out­pour­ing of grief from stars of the coun­try mu­sic world and his fans.

“Glen Camp­bell was one of the great­est voices of all time. I will al­ways love you, Glen!” said Dolly Par­ton.

“Thank you @Glen­Camp­bell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to coun­try mu­sic. You were a shin­ing light in so many ways,” said coun­try megas­tar Brad Pais­ley.

Ari­zona Se­na­tor John McCain also lamented Camp­bell’s pass­ing.

“Glen Camp­bell, a great en­ter­tainer, a great man & a great Ari­zo­nan — thanks for the mem­o­ries!” McCain said. AFP Colorado, af­ter he was fired June 4, 2013.

In­stead, he is seek­ing US$3 mil­lion (RM12.8 mil­lion) in lost wages and fu­ture in­come from Swift, al­leg­ing her com­plaint led to his un­fair dis­missal.

He told the court he had sent out two dozen re­sumes and au­dio sam­ples, but re- ceived no job of­fers since be­ing ter­mi­nated.

Mueller’s at­tor­ney Gabriel Mc­Far­land told the eight-mem­ber jury it was a “he said, she said sit­u­a­tion”, and that Swift mis­took her client for some­one else.

The singer, who al­leges he lifted her skirt and fon­dled her but­tocks dur­ing the photo op, has said she knows who had as­saulted her.

Her lawyer, Doug Baldridge, told the jury that four mem­bers of Swift’s team were in the room where the photo was taken, and knew im­me­di­ately some­thing wrong had hap­pened. AFP

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Glen Camp­bell on one of his farewell con­cert tour shows at Club Nokia, Los An­ge­les, shortly af­ter he was di­ag­nosed with Alzheimer’s dis­ease in 2011. A court­room sketch of Tay­lor Swift lis­ten­ing as David Mueller tes­ti­fied yes­ter­day.

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