Can’t be sure if one or both of these heterosexuals is behaving badly.
Swift’s attorney, in earlier opening statements, said Mueller is only suing her for money and fame. But an attorney for the ex-radio host countered by arguing that Swift had recklessly ruined his radio career by falsely accusing him of inappropriate touching.
The civil lawsuit centers on Swift’s allegation that Mueller inappropriately touched her during a June 2013 meet-and-greet at Denver’s Pepsi Center arena. KYGO is a CNN affiliate.
Mueller was fired days after the incident. In 2015 Mueller sued Swift, her mother Andrea Swift and her radio promotions director Frank Bell, claiming that the touching allegations are false. His suit argues that they pressured KYGO to fire him and that he lost his job because of the false accusations. Mueller is seeking $3 million in damages.
Swift, who was 23 at the time of the incident, countersued Mueller, accusing him of “reaching under her dress and grabbing her bottom” as they posed for a photo. Her suit argues that KYGO terminated Mueller after its own independent investigation.
The case is another variation on the “he said-she said” nature of high-profile sexual assault allegations. Attorneys for Swift, one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, argued in opening statements that Mueller was using her notoriety and fame for his own gain.
“He wants you to give him a payday,” Doug Baldridge, Swift’s attorney, told the jury of two men and six women. “His motivation is money, calling attention to himself, and getting revenge on his boss.”
Source: Taylor Swift’s attorney: Radio host groped her, then sued for cash and fame – CNN