Taylor Swift Files Countersuit Against Fired Radio Host: David Mueller “Lifted Her Skirt And Groped Her”
Taylor Swift has filed a countersuit against the radio host who sued her earlier this year claiming he was fired from his job after it was alleged he groped her.
As Gossip Cop reported, David Mueller, former co-host of the 98.5 KYGO “Ryno and Jackson” morning show, filed a lawsuit in September claiming he attended a Swift concert meet and greet backstage at Denver’s Pepsi Center in 2013, but was later kicked out of the venue by someone from Swift’s security team, who alleged he inappropriately touched Swift by grabbing her butt. Two days later, he was fired from the radio station.
Mueller’s legal papers maintained he never acted inappropriately with Swift, and even suggested he was wrongly being blamed for another co-worker’s actions. It wasn’t clear what the deejay was suing for, but his his complaint stated that after a 20-year career, which involved dealing with high-profile celebrities, he was making $120,000. But now he alleged he completely lost his livelihood due to the firing.
Swift’s countersuit, however, insists that Mueller was indeed the one who got grabby. “Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault — it was Mueller,” states her filing. There’s also specific details about what he allegedly did, with it being claimed the radio personality “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission.”
“Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph. He lifted her skirt and groped her,” Swift’s legal team argues, calling the superstar “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed” after the incident. Now her hope is that “resolution of this counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”
Swift, who wants a jury trial for the case, would donate any potential financial winnings to “charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard,” according to an excerpt from People, which first reported the contents of the countersuit. Tell us what you think in the comments below.