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Taylor Swift groping trial: Jury selection begins

Sun Online Desk     8th August, 2017 12:48:56 printer

Taylor Swift groping trial: Jury selection begins

 

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 Monday with Swift looking on in the courtroom, a court employee confirmed to AFP. According to local media, 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 assault during a meet and greet four years ago.

 

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

Mueller was sacked two days after the allegations by his local employer, radio station KYGO.

 

He launched a lawsuit against Swift in September 2015, alleging that she should have called the police rather than his managers and that she had caused him to lose his job and salary.

 

Mueller accuses Swift's aides of calling the radio station to demand his firing the day after the encounter, according to court documents. The DJ said in the lawsuit he was aware of an incident but said it was one of his friends who had touched her inappropriately and then bragged about it.

 

Swift has counter-sued for sexual assault, saying she was "forced to start a one hour concert before 13,000 fans while still in distress after being so inappropriately touched."

 

A photo published by the TMZ shows Swift posing between Mueller and his girlfriend is expected to be among the key pieces of evidence.


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