Testimony ends for day in Swift groping case

Carla Harmon
August 11, 2017

Liddicoat remembers Swift being "visibly upset" once all fans had left the photo booth room, but it wasn't until after the event, while walking back to Swift's dressing room, that Liddicoat was made aware of what allegedly happened.

"She (Taylor) couldn't believe that after he grabbed her, that she thanked them for being there", Andrea recalled.

Call said he fired the DJ because of his shifting accounts of the incident, and because the photo showed that Mueller's hand was "not where it was supposed to be".

McFarland also noted that Swift was closer to Melcher than Mueller in the photo.

Swift is suing for just $1, and has said she will donate any potential monetary awards from the trial to organisations "dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard".

Taylor Swift parried a long series of questions Thursday from David Mueller's lawyer about an interaction during which she says the former radio host groped her before a Denver concert.

A station investigation was conducted and Mueller was sacked. Coomer called it a lie. "I had never dealt with something like this before", Swift said.


When it was brought up that Mueller lost his job over the incident.

"We felt he violated the morality clause in his contract", said Coomer, who was Mueller's immediate supervisor.

Taylor Swift has wrapped up her testimony in a civil trial over whether a former radio DJ groped her before a 2013 concert.

At that time, Haskell described the photo as "damning", and Call said that the photo showed Mueller's hand, without question, behind Swift's rear end.

"I'm not going to allow you or your client to make me feel in anyway that this is my fault because it isn't", the singer continued, before saying, "I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions and not mine".

David Mueller, who was sacked from his job at KYGO-FM, said earlier under oath that the photo of him and Swift appears "weird" and "awkward" but he vehemently denied that he inappropriately touched the pop star during a meet-and-greet.

Mueller, 55, vehemently denies the allegations.


Austin Swift, the pop star's younger brother, arrived to court via the main entrance on Thursday, marking his first appearance at the trial.

Someone would have had to have been underneath her to see the groping 'and we didn't have anyone positioned there, ' Swift said, drawing laughs in the Denver courtroom. She claims a former radio host groped her before a concert in Denver in 2013.

Mueller, his hair white compared to his image from the photo op, stared at a table while the singer-songwriter testified.

Swift's assistants testified in depositions that as soon as the photo session ended, the singer told everyone in the room about the incident. Each side of the trial has attempted to use the photo to bolster their argument, but Swift rejected McFarland's claim that the photo showed nothing inappropriate.

Here are her best lines.

Two of David Mueller's former bosses at KYGO - Bob Call and Eddie Haskell - offered some insight into what happened in the days after the incident during testimonies on Thursday afternoon.

She was then asked if she tried to get away, to which Taylor explained that it was a very shocking thing that has never happened to her before.


She said: 'He stayed attached to my bare ass-cheek as I lurched away from him.' One of her security guards, Greg Dent, saw Mueller 'lift my skirt, ' she said, but could not see his hand on her buttock.

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