Taylor Swift’s trial against David Mueller, the radio DJ accused of groping her in 2013, began in Denver last Monday, and on Thursday morning, Swift took the stand to testify for the first time.
Swift’s countersuit accusing Mueller of sexual assault came after Mueller, who was fired by KYGO radio after the alleged groping, filed a defamation suit against the pop star in 2015. Mueller claims Swift ruined his career with her false accusations, reports Leila Ettachfini, and denies that he ever reached under the singer’s dress to grab her ass during a photo opp.
“I am not going to allow your client to make me feel like it is any way my fault because it isn’t,” Swift said.
According to reporter Claudia Rosenbaum who was at the trial, Mueller’s attorney asked Taylor if she faulted her bodyguard for not stopping the incident, Swift answered, “I’m critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass.”
She also contradicted Mueller’s testimony, insisting that, “He did not touch my rib, he did not touch my hand, he grabbed my bare ass.”