Taylor Swift Testifies In Groping Trial: ‘I Felt Him Grab Onto My Bare A** Cheek’
Taylor Swift took the stand Thursday and testified that she felt former radio host David Mueller “grab onto [her] bare ass cheek” in her civil trial.
“It was a definite grab, a very long grab,” the 27-year-old pop singer told the jury in federal court about the alleged incident at a photo-op in June 2013 ahead of her concert in Denver, according to Fox News. (RELATED: Taylor Swift’s Mom Takes Stand In Groping Trial)
“I felt him grab onto my bare ass cheek,” she added.”He stayed latched onto my bare ass cheek as I lurched away from him quite quickly. It was horrifying and shocking and we had never experienced anything like (it).”
Swift also explained that she continued the meet-and-greet after the DJ left because she didn’t want to disappoint all the fans who had waited in line to see her. “This was something I did not want known.”
“What Mr. Mueller did was very intentional,” she continued when cross examined. “I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass.”
“I’m not going to allow you or your client to make me feel in any way that this is my fault, because it isn’t,” Swift responded when asked about Mueller being fired over the alleged incident. “I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions and not mine.”
The singer also testified that one of the security guards Greg Dent saw Mueller lift her skirt and grab her butt. However, it would have been impossible for anyone else to see given the angle she was at because they were pushed up against the wall.
On Wednesday, Swift’s mom Andrea Swift testified that when her daughter told her what happened it made her want to “vomit and cry at the same time.”
Mueller testified Tuesday that he and Swift’s arms and hands touched, but nothing else inappropriate happened.
The radio host sued the singer for $3 million in damages after she publicly accused him of groping her which he claims lead to his being fired. Swift then counter sued for $1 in hopes that it will “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”