Taylor Swift is not here for your victim blaming

A judge has thrown out David Mueller's lawsuit against the singer

By Lydia Chan | Published: 14 Aug 2017

Taylor's court case
Photo: taylorswift/Instagram

[Updated 14 August 2017] David Mueller's lawsuit against Taylor Swift has been dismissed by Judge William Martinez, who said that the radio DJ had failed to prove that she personally intended to get him fired after accusing him of groping her.

Taylor was said to have looked relieved and emotional after the judge's ruling, and had hugged her lawyer.

Jurors will present final statements on Mueller's allegations against Taylor's mother Andrea Swift and radio promotions director Frank Bell today.


Think twice before starting any bad blood with Taylor Swift because she will not be silenced.

According to E! Online, the Shake It Off singer testified in court during an ongoing groping trial involving former Colorado DJ David Mueller. Taylor alleged that Mueller groped her butt during a meet-and-greet back in June 2013 and the DJ was fired from his job two days later.

In September 2015, Mueller sued Taylor and her mother for "interference with contractual obligations and prospective business relations" over her "false accusations." In response, Taylor counter-sued with an assault and battery charge, asking for just USD$1 (approx. RM4.30) in damages. She maintains that she "did not instruct or otherwise encourage Mueller to be fired."

Throughout her entire time on the stand, Taylor remained cool and calm and stood firm. "I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions, not mine," she said.

When questioned by Mueller's lawyer, Gabriel McFarland on the incident, Taylor stood by what allegedly happened, including Mueller grabbing her "bare bottom."

"He stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek... I felt him grab onto my ass cheek underneath my skirt. The first couple of milliseconds I thought it must be a mistake, so I moved to the side very quickly so that his side would be removed from my ass cheek, but it didn't let go," she explained.

"It was a very shocking thing that has never happened to me before. This was not something I had ever dealt with," she continued. 

When the groping occurred, Taylor was standing in between Mueller and his girlfriend for a photo. Once the photo was taken, Taylor recalled "a light switched off in my personality." McFarland proceeded to question Taylor about her bodyguard, Greg Dent, and his actions during the incident. She acknowledged that Dent had seen Mueller "reach under my skirt and grab my ass."

When McFarland tried to sway the argument to whether she was critical of Dent for allowing someone to grope her, Taylor fired back with, "No, I am critical of your client sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass."


And to prove to you even more why you shouldn't try to undermine TayTay, when McFarland asked her why her skirt was not lifting in the front in the photo, she quickly responded, "Because my ass is in the back of my body."

Ladies and gentlemen, that is how you take someone to court.

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