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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Taylor Swift wins $1 groping case against DJ

Taylor Swift: Sought chance to stand up for other women
Taylor Swift: Sought chance to stand up for other women

Barney Henderson

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has won long-awaited vindication after a jury decided that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo shoot four years ago.

After a week-long trial over competing lawsuits, jurors determined last night that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the pop star by grabbing her backside during a backstage meet-and-greet session.

The six-woman, two-man jury also found that Swift's mother and radio liaison were within their rights to contact Mueller's bosses and complain about his behaviour, after which he was fired from his job.

Mueller sued the Swifts and their radio handler, Frank Bell, seeking up to $3 million (€2.5m) for his ruined career.

Just before closing arguments, the judge dismissed Mueller's lawsuit against Taylor Swift and drastically reduced the amount he could collect if he won his remaining cases.

The singer-songwriter said in her countersuit that she wanted a symbolic $1 award and the chance to stand up for other women.

Irish Independent

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