Taylor Swift ‘groping’ trial to start
DENVER: A few moments at a backstage photo session four years ago are about to be relived, as lawyers for pop star Taylor Swift and a former disc jockey she accuses of groping her begin picking jurors today in their duelling lawsuits.
Radio host David Mueller sued the singersongwriter, saying he was falsely accused and that she should have called police instead of his bosses, who fired him soon after the June 2013 encounter. He’s seeking up to $3 million (R40m) in damages.
Swift countersued, claiming sexual assault, setting up the civil trial where she is expected to testify amid tightened courthouse security.
Opening statements could begin tomorrow in the case set to last two weeks. Court documents say it is unlikely either side will settle. – AP