Taylor Swift Countersues DJ Who Allegedly Grabbed Her Butt
Last month, former Denver radio personality David Mueller sued Taylor Swift, claiming that he was fired after being falsely accused of groping her at a meet-and-greet in 2013. Today, as People reports, Swift filed a countersuit against Mueller, who’s now alleging that she was assaulted by his superior at KYGO, Eddie Haskell. “Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault — it was Mueller — and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit,” her countersuit states. “Resolution of this Counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”
The documents allege that Mueller and his girlfriend were participating in a meet-and-greet before her concert when he “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission…Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph. He lifted her skirt and groped her.” She was “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed,” and informed her photographer, tour manager and security team, who then confronted Mueller.
Swift is demanding a jury trial, and she will be donating any money she wins from the suit to “charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”