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Back in June 2013 at a meet-and-greet in Colorado, DJ David Mueller allegedly assaulted Taylor Swift while posing for a photo with the artist. Following the incident, the Denver-based radio station KYGO fired Mueller, prompting the former radio DJ to sue Swift for defamation of character to the tune of $3 million.
After Mueller filed his lawsuit against the “Shake It Off” singer back in 2015, Swift fired back by countersuing for sexual assault in hopes of setting an example to women who’ve gone through similar experiences, stating she hopes her lawsuit “will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”
On the sixth day of the trial (August 14) held at Denver’s federal courthouse, the 27-year-old began to cry while Mueller’s attorney, Gabe McFarland, gave his closing argument – according to a reporter for Us Weekly.
“Is that the face of someone who just had a strange man grab her butt?” McFarland asked the jury panel while holding a photo taken during the incident. “That’s the face of someone who has taken a nice photograph.”
During McFarland’s statement, Swift turned her eyes away from the public gallery to dab away tears. Earlier on in the trial, Swift was seen mouthing “Wow” when McFarland made the claim his client “is not the guy” who assaulted the singer.
While on the stand August 10, Swift held her ground in affirmation that Muller was the one who violated her and she refuses to feel bad for what happened following the choice he made.
“I am not going to allow your client to make me feel like it is any way my fault, because it isn’t,” she said before continuing, “I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions and not mine.”
The week long trial ended with the judge’s dismissal of the DJ’s case against Swift with the sexual assault portion of the trial to come.
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