Taylor Swift has won vindication after a jury decided in a civil trial that a radio host groped her during a pre-concert photo op four years ago.
After a week-long trial over dueling lawsuits, jurors determined Monday that fired Denver DJ David Mueller assaulted the pop star by grabbing her backside during a backstage meet-and-greet.
Mueller initially sued Swift, her mother Andrea Swift and their radio handler, Frank Bell, seeking up to $3m for his ruined career, and the singer-songwriter countersued, saying that he had groped her.
On Friday, the judge threw out Mueller’s case against Swift, determining that the pop star could not be held liable because Mueller had failed to prove that she personally set out to have him fired. On Monday, the six-woman, two-man jury also sided with Swift’s mother and their radio liaison, deciding that they were within their rights to contact Mueller’s bosses.
Mueller has said Swift’s claim that he groped her at a 2013 pre-concert event in Denver was false and led to his firing.
– The Guardian