A former Colorado DJ is suing Taylor Swift after he was accused of groping her butt at a meet-and-greet, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. Read the full details right here!
You can look, but you can’t touch! Taylor Swift, 25, is being sued by former Colorado DJ, David Mueller, after he was fired from his job for allegedly “grabbing her bottom,” according to legal papers filed in federal court. David was fired from the radio station he worked at, but he maintains his innocence.
Back in June 2013, David, better known in Denver, Colo. on the airwaves as “Jackson” on KYGO, went to a meet-and-greet attended by the “Bad Blood” singer with his girlfriend and co-worker, Shannon Melcher. According to the papers, David said it was in his job to interact with celebrities.
Both David and Shannon had their pictures taken backstage with Taylor, but herein is where the controversy lies — and it’s specifically with a picture. Taylor allegedly complained that David lifted her “skirt with his hands and grabbed her bottom” while it was being taken. After Taylor felt she was violated, she ordered her security team to step in, and they removed David and Shannon from the premises.
Then, following a series of alleged calls from Taylor’s management to KYGO, David was told he no longer had a job there. Now, David claims that he wasn’t the man responsible for bottom-gate and is alleging that someone else was the culprit, and he’s just the fall guy.
“The contention that Mr. Mueller lifted up Ms. Swift’s skirt and grabbed her bottom, while standing with his girlfriend, in front of Ms. Swift’s photographer and Ms. Swift’s highly trained security personnel, during a company sponsored, VIP, backstage meet-and-greet, is nonsense, particularly given that Ms. Swift’s skirt is in place and is not being lifted by Mr. Mueller’s hand in the photograph,” the lawsuit said, according to CNN.
Taylor’s camp told the outlet that “the radio station was given evidence immediately after the incident. They made their independent decision.” David is looking to recuperate his lost income. At the time of the alleged incident, he was making $150,000 a year.
The incident was, understandably, quite scary for the “Shake It Off” singer — and it was all caught on video. She was super into her performance of “Bad Blood” when the fan tried to grab hold of her ankle, and she jumped back in fear and had to take a pause from singing the lyrics as she glared in the direction of her attacker with a shocked expression. Truly a pro, the 25-year-old almost immediately continued with the song, and security quickly approached the audience member.
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— Jon Boon