“I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions. Not mine,” Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Taylor Swift said as the jurors — six women and two men — listened.
Taylor Swift testified on Tuesday before a Denver jury when she was subjected to a “very long” and “intentional” grope by Colorado disc jockey David Mueller back in 2013.
The 27-year-old pop star said the former host was avoiding responsibility for his actions for what he had brought on himself.
“I’m not going to allow you or your client to make me feel like this was my fault, because it isn’t,” Ms. Swift told Mr. Mueller’s lawyer, Gabriel McFarland.
Swift weighed her accusation on how Mueller grabbed her bare buttocks during a pre-concert fan reception against Mueller’s assertion that she falsely accused him and got him fired.
Swift was grilled under the questioning of Mueller’s attorney. She confirmed several times, “Your client grabbed my ass.”
At one point, she called it a “devious and sneaky act.”
“It was a definite grab … a very long grab,” she said. “It was intentional. He stayed latched onto my bare ass cheek. I felt him grab onto my ass cheek under my skirt.”
The 55-year-old Mueller denied any inappropriate behavior. When he was asked if he had done the act, he replied, “No, I did not.”
KYGO manager Robert Call, who fired Mueller two days after the alleged incident, said Mueller had denied the allegations at first. But when shown the photo in question, Call said that Mueller responded: “Well, if it did happen, it was accidental.”
“The reason that this was such a devious and sneaky act is that the only thing that was behind me was a wall,” Swift said. She added that only a person on the floor “looking up my skirt” could have seen the entire act, “and we didn’t have anyone positioned there.”