Taylor Swift's deposition is making headlines again, but not for the reasons you might think. While going head-to-head over an alleged 2013 sexual assault, the "Bad Blood" singer has also been caught up in another courtroom drama — but this time with the appointed sketch artist. And Twitter's reaction to Swift's courtroom drawing is, as expected, pretty aggressive.
In case you're a bit unfamiliar with the situation, Swift filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Denver DJ, David Mueller, after a 2013 meet-and-greet allegedly went wrong. The singer claims the former KYGO-FM DJ groped her inappropriately and "intentionally" during a photo session. The claims resulted in a couple of countersuits — one from Mueller in which he accused Swift of slander, and another from Swift in which she claims she suffered assault and battery.
In the July 2016 deposition transcript released by Billboard, Swift claims,
Mueller insists that the alleged event was an accident and is just a case of "mistaken identity," and claims that he lost his job because of Swift's claims.
Bustle has reached out to lawyers for Mueller and Swift for additional comment on the case, but did not receive an immediate response.
Now, the drawing being debated by the free world shows a young, blonde woman seated, and surrounded by her council, in what appears to be a Denver courtroom. The courtroom sketch is obviously supposed to be Swift, but it unfortunately looks nothing like her. And naturally, Twitter can't seem to get enough.
A Very Important Theory
this is a courtroom sketch of taylor swift— Christian Zamora (@Christian_Zamo) August 8, 2017
i think the artist's name is katheryn hudson pic.twitter.com/AarwDGK99V
Oh, the "Dark Horse" singer seeking revenge on her sworn enemy? Twitter would love that.
It Left Some People Speechless
I have both everything and nothing at all to say about this courtroom sketch of Taylor Swift from today's trial. pic.twitter.com/3A9OgeKx6e— Brennan Carley (@BrennanCarley) August 8, 2017
I mean, same.
Perhaps It's Connected To Another Beloved Screwup?
Whoever made Emma Watson look like Justin Bieber has to be at least related to this sketch artist, right?
But Really, Is That Actually Supposed To Be Taylor?
I am so fascinated by the Taylor Swift courtroom sketch. WHO IS THAT GIRL. https://t.co/KIZztl79th— Emma Kelly (@TooManyEmmas) August 9, 2017
Inquiring minds need to know.
Also, The All Important Question
Who is she?
TBH, Tom Brady Probably Had It Worse
The Taylor Swift courtroom sketch artist is a lot better than the Tom Brady courtroom sketch artist... pic.twitter.com/bJYXSnVsdm— Buzz Jackson (@BuzzJackson) August 9, 2017
Some People Saw Their Favorite Characters Like Rolf From 'The Sound Of Music'...
This artist's rendition of Taylor Swift is a very good sketch of Rolf from The Sound of Music. pic.twitter.com/Qf37v3J8vC— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 9, 2017
...And Fran From 'Dodgeball'
Taylor Swift's courtroom sketch looks like Fran from "Dodgeball" went blonde pic.twitter.com/QvUmMzBNhg— Gibson Johns (@gibsonoma) August 9, 2017
Oh good, a reminder that that movie did Fran really wrong. Good times.
...And One Kind of Nice One
It's the bangs, for sure.
And Some People Were Even Jealous Of Sketch Taylor
Even courtroom sketch Taylor Swift can pull off a blunt bang better than me *sobs* pic.twitter.com/Xlw1Drv5o6— Joanna Solotaroff (@joannna) August 9, 2017
When even a terrible drawing of a celeb gives you hair envy, that can't feel good.
But Maybe We Shouldn't Be Joking After All
Taylor Swift is facing a trial for sexual assualt, and all you can think about is how scary a courtroom sketch of hers looks? https://t.co/z9SrfnflRR— Fra and the diamonds (@sexlovefrary) August 8, 2017
The uncanny sketch may have lightened the mood for a moment, but it definitely shouldn't overshadow the severity of Swift's claims.