Taylor Swift Files Countersuit Against Man Who Groped Her in 2013
Someone gropes Taylor Swift, and he sues her? Not if Taylor has anything to say about it.
Back in June 2013, Denver radio host David Mueller allegedly lifted up Swift’s skirt and “grabbed her bottom.” He was subsequently fired from his job at country music station KYGO because of said groping, during a meet-and-greet photo session backstage at Denver’s Pepsi Center.
Mueller then filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Swift, denying he was the person who groped her. So now, Tay is countersuing Mueller, and her legal camp says she knows full well who it was who committed the act.
Swift’s attorneys wrote in the counterclaim via The Associated Press:
“Mueller’s newfound claim that he is the ‘wrong guy’ and, therefore, his termination from KYGO was unjustified, is specious…Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault. It was Mueller.”
Swift’s lawyers also wrote that she was “surprised, upset, offended and alarmed” by the grope. Because obviously.
Mueller maintains it wasn’t him, instead blaming the crime on a co-worker. According to Mueller’s initial lawuit, the co-worker told Mueller exactly how he had groped Swift backstage. The “co-worker” “described and demonstrated how [he] had put his arms around her, hands on her bottom” when he and Swift had taken a photo together. Mueller also accused Swift’s security of verbal abuse.
Mueller’s case doesn’t exactly hold water considering that KYGO was presented with sufficient evidence in the two days following the incident to fire him.
If Taylor wins her suit, she’s promised to donate the money to charities that are “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”
You go, girl.