Swift set to testify at trial
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.