Quotes From Taylor Swift's Court Testimony Show She Won't Back Down
On Thursday, Taylor Swift took the stand in the trial regarding the allegations she made against former KYGO radio station DJ David Mueller. Swift alleges he groped her while taking a photograph with her before her concert in Denver, Colorado on June 2, 2013, which he denies. It's clear, that based on the quotes from Taylor Swift's testimony on Thursday that she refuses to back down.
In front of an eight-member jury, Swift stood by her claims previously revealed in court documents (via USA Today) in which she alleged, "[Mueller] took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek." She also claimed in a deposition, according to Time, "It was not an accident. It was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life."
The photograph in question, shows Mueller with his right hand behind Swift. According to the Associated Press, Swift's side believes the photo proves groping happened, whereas Mueller's side says it shows him jumping into the photo.
In September 2015, Mueller filed a lawsuit in which he claimed Swift's accusations were false and led to him getting fired from his job at KYGO. Per BuzzFeed, according to court documents, Mueller's job cited "the morality clause in his contract" because they believed he changed his story regarding the alleged incident. Swift countersued Mueller in October 2015, and also accused him of assault and battery, according to BBC News. Mueller's lawyer, Gabriel McFarland, claimed during opening statements on Tuesday, "David Mueller unequivocally denies he touched her inappropriately in anyway. No inappropriate contact that is Mr. Mueller’s position."
Now that the 1989 artist has testified, she has made it very well known that this is one battle she's not only fully invested in, but one that she will passionately fight.
She Explained The Set Up Of The Meet-And-Greet
“The reason why this was such a devious and sneaky act is that there was a wall behind me," said Taylor Swift. https://t.co/vzmBiCYCwH— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) August 10, 2017
She’s Not Critical Of Her Bodyguard For Not Stepping In Anything
Swift said she is not critical of her bodyguard “I’m critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass. " https://t.co/RcgUKpLVFu— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) August 10, 2017
She Contradicted Mueller's Testimony
She’s Used To Criticism
As for Mueller calling her cold she said “but I am not surprised I have a new and uncanny ability to elicit new types criticism.” https://t.co/DDFmHRK7TM— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) August 10, 2017
She Was Unwavering
Mueller's atty said you could have taken a break and Taylor Swift responded "and your client could have taken a normal photo with me." https://t.co/81GpfQhJaT— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) August 10, 2017
On Mueller's firing Swift said “I am not going to allow your my client to make me feel like it is anyway my fault because it isn’t.” https://t.co/266Rbh6wBg— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) August 10, 2017
When asked if she was open to the possibility that it was someone else. “He had a handful of my ass. I know it was him.” https://t.co/cTlI9QBSN5— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) August 10, 2017
She Repeated This Phrase More Than Once
When asked if she could see the incident directly Swift said she couldn’t see exactly because her “ass in the back of her body.” https://t.co/3hYJySWRzQ— Claudia Rosenbaum (@CJRosenbaum) August 10, 2017
Why wasn’t the front of the skirt ruffled, McFarland asks.— Blair Miller (@blairmiller) August 10, 2017
“Because my ass is located on the back of my body,” Swift says. #taylorswifttrial
She Alleged The Situation Was Different Than Most Photos
She Refused To Take Blame
What happened to Mueller is "a product of his decisions, not mine," Swift says. #TaylorSwiftTrial— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) August 10, 2017
Swift was only on the stand for under an hour, but that’s obviously all she needed to get her point across.