Judge excuses Taylor Swift from defamation lawsuit day after groping testimony
One day after Taylor Swift gave gripping court testimony about being groped by a radio DJ, the pop star was removed as a defendant in the man’s $3 million defamation lawsuit against her.
The Denver judge presiding over the case said Friday the DJ, David Mueller, couldn’t prove Swift got him fired from his job at country music station KYGO-FM following the alleged groping incident after a 2013 concert, according to the Associated Press. But the case will continue for now with the other defendants named in the lawsuit, her mother, Andrea Swift, and radio promotions director, Frank Bell, according to CNN.
BREAKING: Judge throws out DJ’s case against Taylor Swift in groping trial, says he can’t prove the pop star got him fired.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 11, 2017
Mueller sued Swift in 2015, claiming that she falsely accused him of groping her and pressured radio station managers to fire him. Swift counter-sued for $1, alleging he grabbed her bare butt under her skirt while she was taking a photo with Mueller and his then-girlfriend.
“I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass,” Swift said Thursday during her testimony.
This story is developing.