Swift set to tes­tify at trial

The Denver Post - - NEWS | DENVER & THE WEST - By Kirk Mitchell

Pre-trial doc­u­ments sug­gest mu­sic su­per­star Tay­lor Swift is de­ter­mined to re­veal in graphic de­tail a nasty se­cret that she kept hid­den for years un­til it was re­leased to the world by the same man she ac­cuses of sex­ual as­sault.

“Ms. Swift … will tes­tify at trial that (ra­dio talk show host David) Mueller ‘put his hand un­der (her) dress and grabbed (her) bare ass,’ ” ac­cord­ing to a mo­tion filed Wed­nes­day in U.S. Dis­trict Court in Den­ver by her three Wash­ing­ton, D.C., at­tor­neys. Swift in­tends to tes­tify that she has “never been so sure of any­thing in (her) life.”

Swift, who was 23 at the time of the al­leged as­sault, is “ab­so­lutely cer­tain of what Mueller did” and that it was in­ten­tional and “not an ac­ci­dent,” the doc­u­ment says. Swift never re­ported the in­ci­dent to Den­ver po­lice and did not ac­knowl­edge the al­leged sex­ual as­sault un­til Mueller filed a civil law­suit against her more than two years later in 2015.

Mueller, who was 51 and iden­ti­fied on ra­dio as “Jack­son,” claims Swift and co-de­fen­dants, in­clud­ing her mother, falsely ac­cused him of im­prop­erly touching Swift at a pre-con­cert meet-and­greet at the Pepsi Cen­ter on June 2, 2013, and then they pres­sured his em­ployer, Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial, to fire him. He was fired June 4, 2013.

Swift claims nei­ther she nor her mother spoke with his bosses at KYGO.

The doc­u­ment says that seven KYGO per­son­nel par­tic­i­pated in an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the in­ci­dent, which in­cluded re­view­ing a pho­to­graph wit­nesses con­sider “damn­ing,” be­fore in­de­pen­dently fir­ing Mueller for vi­o­lat­ing the moral­ity clause of his con­tract.

Swift coun­ter­sued Mueller claim­ing as­sault and bat­tery and is seek­ing re­im­burse­ment for at­tor­neys fees and costs in de­fend­ing a “friv­o­lous law­suit,” the doc­u­ment says.

The trial is set for Aug. 7.

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