Taylor Swift Countersues Radio DJ Who Allegedly Groped Her At A Meet & Greet
After being sued by a radio DJ earlier this year, Taylor Swift has decided to file a countersuit against DJ David Mueller, who she claims assaulted her at a meet and greet when she was on tour at Denver's Pepsi Center in June 2013. After the alleged incident, Mueller was fired from his job and barred from attending any future Swift concerts. Through his lawsuit, the DJ claims that the allegations against him were false and is trying to recoup his lost income.
People has obtained Mueller's legal paperwork, which shows that he doesn't deny that an assault happened, just that he wasn't the person behind it. Mueller claims that it was actually his "superior" at the radio station, Eddie Haskell, who groped the pop star, not him. Bustle has reached out to radio station KYGO for comment from Haskell and to Mueller's lawyer, but has not yet heard back.
Swift's countersuit claims that Mueller was the one who groped her. Her suit alleges that she, Mueller, and Mueller's girlfriend were taking a photo together when "he 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." This led to Swift allegedly telling her security team, which led to Mueller's firing.
Swift's suit claims:
Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault — it was Mueller — and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit. 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 is requesting a jury trial and plans to donate any money she may win from the suit to organizations that help women who have been sexually assaulted.