Though it looked like Taylor Swift might find it hard to find justice because the Denver court system was finding it almost impossible to fill out the jury, her civil suit against former radio DJ David Mueller is now underway.
"He grabbed outside of my clothing, he grabbed my ass underneath my clothing".
The photo featuring Taylor and Mueller was leaked online previous year and features Muller's right hand hidden behind the pop star's lower back.
On whether she could see the incident directly: No, because her "ass is in the back of [her] body". "I'm not going to say anything different".
Swift maintains he sexually assaulted her by lifting her skirt and fondling her buttocks. "It was a very shocking thing that has never happened to me before". Swift responded by saying she wanted to give fans the experience they were expecting. This is what happened to me. Each side of the trial has attempted to use the photo to bolster their argument, but Swift rejected McFarland's claim that the photo showed nothing inappropriate.
Swift said she didn't stop the meet-and-greets after Mueller left because she didn't want to disappoint a few dozen people who'd been waiting in line. But on Thursday, Swift unflinchingly contradicted that claim before jurors in a remarkably candid testimony.
She held her hand up to demonstrate Mueller's hand allegedly grabbing onto her butt, and was very animated in explaining why Dent didn't see Mueller's hand allegedly touching her inappropriately.
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"The case remains underway in federal court in Denver".
BuzzFeed reporter Claudia Rosenbaum has more of Swift's greatest hits from today's proceedings. Her lawsuit makes the case that her active participation in the trial will "serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts".
Baldridge repeatedly interrupted Mueller during an aggressive cross-examination and noted that Mueller has said he lost an audio recording of a meeting he had with his bosses before they fired him.
Call said he was "shocked" and "embarrassed" upon learning about the incident and anxious how it would reflect on the station. "It's not ruffled, rumbled, affected in any form or fashion", Muller's attorney Gabriel McFarland said, and also called the photo "awkward".
Swift's team has said that Mueller, now 55, groped Swift's bare backside during the event, which took place at the Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013. Call concluded that he was lying and made a decision to fire him.
The trial, which began Monday and is expected to last up to nine days, has already featured testimony from Mueller - who denied he groped Swift and suggested someone else might have done it - and her mother, Andrea Swift, who didn't witness the encounter but believed her daughter who told her about it. "Swift while posing for the photograph; he lifted her skirt and groped her".