Taylor Swift Deposition: Radio DJ Put Hand “Up My Dress”
Taylor Swift says in her taped deposition against radio DJ David Mueller that during a 2013 meet-and-greet in Denver, the local 98.5 KYGO host “took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek.” She further alleges his groping was “intentional.” The deposition, taken July 26, is part of ongoing litigation between Swift and Mueller, who denies he inappropriately touched the singer.
A photo of the alleged incident has been sealed under the judge’s order, but the transcript from Swift’s taped deposition has been released. Swift notes in her eye-popping account that she felt “violated.” The singer recounts that at the meet-and-greet backstage at Denver’s Pepsi Center, “Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek, and no matter how much I scooted over, it was still there.” “It was completely intentional,” she adds. “I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”
Swift says under oath that she was “frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before.” It was not how a meet-and-greet is supposed to be, says Swift, who explains that during those encounters, “You’re thanking people for coming.” She continues, “You’re supposed to be welcoming people into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for someone to violate that hospitality in that way… I was completely stunned.”
As Gossip Cop reported, a member of Swift’s security team immediately removed Mueller from the meet-and-greet. The DJ was then fired from the radio station after Swift’s team presented its evidence to KYGO management. Mueller denied the allegations, and filed a slander lawsuit against her in September 2015. Swift later hit back at with Mueller with a countersuit of sexual assault and battery. She has since said that any damages awarded her, should she win her case, will be donated to organizations that help sexual assault victims.
Swift has filed a motion for summary judgment in the slander suit. Her team contends the statute of limitations have passed for his slander claim. More significantly, The singer’s side argues in its motion that Mueller was “terminated by his employer, KYGO, after its own independent investigation of the incident.” Gossip Cop will continue to cover this ongoing litigation.