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Taylor Swift Dismissed As Defendant In David Mueller Groping Lawsuit

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Taylor Swift Groping Trial Lawsuit Dismissed

By Andrew Shuster |

Taylor Swift Groping Trial Lawsuit Dismissed

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Taylor Swift was dismissed as a defendant on Friday after a judge ruled there is insufficient evidence she directly caused deejay David Mueller to be fired. As Gossip Cop reported, the radio personality filed a lawsuit against the singer, claiming she falsely accused him of grabbing her butt, leading to his wrongful termination. Now, after days of testimony from a handful of witnesses and lawyers for both sides, the judge ruled that Swift herself should no longer be a party to the case. Her mom Andrea, however, and radio liaison Frank Bell are still on the hook.

As Gossip Cop reported, Swift claimed that the former DJ groped her while posing for a photo backstage at a 2013 concert. Mueller was subsequently fired from his hosting job at Colorado’s KYGO radio station, and sued Swift for $3 million in 2015, saying her accusations were false and had ruined his career. Swift filed a countersuit against Mueller for assault and battery one month later. As the trial began earlier this week, it was revealed Swift is countersuing for just one dollar as her lawsuit isn’t about money, but instead to raise awareness about sexual assault.

After four days of testimony, including from both Swift and Mueller, Swift’s attorney argued in court on Friday that she never called for the DJ to be fired from his radio job, and therefore shouldn’t be deemed responsible for his termination. Swift’s lawyer further insisted Mueller should be taking up his complaint with KYGO, and not his client. The singer’s counselor went on to request she be removed from the case, and the judge called the court to recess before making his final decision on how to proceed.

The judge ultimately determined the singer should not be held liable for his firing due to a lack of evidence that anything she did was improper. But it will be up to a jury to determine whether Andrea Swift and Bell are legally responsible, since she urged him to contact KYGO about the incident. In addition, Swift’s countersuit against Mueller is still in play. Closing statements will be made on Monday. Gossip Cop will continue to have updates.

 


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