Singer Taylor Swift testified today in a Denver courtroom, saying a radio host “grabbed my ass underneath my skirt” as the two posed for a photo in 2013, the AP reports. The incident took place before a performance by Swift in the city.
“David Mueller sued Swift and others on her team, claiming they cost him his job and is seeking up to $3 million in damages. Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault, and is asking for a symbolic $1 judgment,” the report notes.
Swift is quoted testifying that after she was grabbed by Mueller she “got as far away from him as I possibly could.”
“Swift said she didn’t stop the meet-and-greets after Mueller left because she didn’t want to disappoint a few dozen people who’d been waiting in line,” the AP reports. “She testified she first mentioned the incident about 15 minutes later to her photographer Stephanie Simbeck.”
The AP notes that the dispute is being tried in federal court under a law allowing the proceeding when the parties live in separate states and the case involves a claim for damages of more than $75,000.