Taylor Swift won't shake it off! Singer to testify in groping case

  • Taylor Swift won't shake it off! Singer to testify in groping case

Taylor Swift won't shake it off! Singer to testify in groping case

Taylor Swift's next big appearance will be in a courtroom, with the "Shake It Off" singer expected to testify this in her ongoing lawsuit against deejay David Mueller, whom she accuses of groping her butt during a meet-and-greet before a 2013 concert in Denver.

But because this is a civil case instead of a criminal one, the proceedings may be different from what the public expects - especially if they're used to crime shows like "CSI", U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez told potential jurors on Monday.

Entertainment news outlet TMZ obtained and published the photo, which has since been sealed by the court.

In 2013, Swift was posing for pictures at a meet-and-greet with fans before a concert in Denver.

Meanwhile Mueller has denied doing anything inappropriate during the brief stage encounter and he saying that Swift's allegations are all "nonsense".

He says Swift's team told Mueller's bosses at a country music station, and he was sacked from his DJ position.

The court date is set for Monday, Aug. 7. Taylor, dressed in a white top and black jacket, sat at a table with her mother, Andrea Swift, and her attorney.

Swift's countersuit against Mueller claims sexual assault.

The jury questionnaire also said anyone who is uncomfortable with discussing any instances of inappropriate touching can speak to the judge in private. The eight-member panel will be chosen from a pool of 60 candidates, court spokesman Jeff Colwell said. The potential juror answered, "She seems petty and spiteful".

But experts and advocates believe Swift may have made a decision to take the case into the public spotlight as a symbolic move meant to empower other women in similar situations.

Swift countersued and the two civil complaints were merged for trial. While she's only seeking $1 in retribution, she said she hopes her lawsuit serves "as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".

But she does have to be present for the rest of the trial and is expected to testify.

There are also questions about whether jurors were fans of Mueller on local country radio station KYGO.

David Mueller accuses the artist's team of calling his boss to require his dismissal without hearing his side of the story. "In those thousands of events, she has been inappropriately groped one time - by Mueller - a radio personality".

Swift did not call police.

The DJ added that he had met "hundreds of celebrities" in the past but had never been accused of physical misconduct; and accused a co-worker of being the one who groped Swift.

Mueller's attorney, Gabriel McFarland, disputed Swift's allegations.