Taylor Swift: I Felt ‘Violated’ When DJ Groped Me
Taylor Swift said in a sworn deposition that she felt “violated” when radio DJ David Mueller allegedly groped her backstage during a photo-op at a Denver concert in June 2013, Billboard reports.
A judge allowed the deposition to become public Friday, but he agreed with Swift’s lawyers’ argument that photos of the alleged incident should remain sealed as they could be used for “scandalous and prurient interests” and for tainting a jury pool.
The deposition reveals in her own words what she says happened. (RELATED: Taylor Swift Wants Judge To Seal Pics Of Her Allegedly Being Groped)
“Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there,” Swift said, according to the transcripts. “It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before.” (RELATED: Taylor Swift Thinks Her New Boyfriend Is Using Her For Fame)
“A meet-and-greet is supposed to be a situation where you’re thanking people for coming, you’re supposed to be welcoming people into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for someone to violate that hospitality in that way, I was completely stunned,” she added.
Mueller sued Swift last year after claiming her public declaration that he groped her got him fired. The DJ has stated he accidentally touched her. Swift counter-sued, saying the whole incident left her “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed.”