Colorado DJ sues Taylor Swift
A former radio DJ has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift.
David Mueller (known in Denver as “Jackson” over the air) is suing Swift after accusations that he “grabbed her bottom” got him fired from his job.
In 2013, Mueller attended a Swift concert meet-and-greet backstage with his girlfriend and co-worker Shannon Melcher, as a work-related duty.
Mueller and Melcher had their picture taken with Swift and it’s that picture that is at the center of the dispute.
Swift allegedly claimed that Mueller lifted her “skirt with his hands and grabbed her bottom.”
Swift’s security team surrounded Mueller and Melcher and removed them from the area.
After a string of phone calls between Swift’s management team and the station, Mueller was fired, the lawsuit alleged.
Mueller maintains he never inappropriately touched Swift. The DJ alleges someone else at the station told him he had “put his arms around her, hands on her bottom.”
“The contention that Mr. Mueller lifted up Ms. Swift’s skirt and grabbed her bottom, while standing with his girlfriend, in front of Ms. Swift’s photographer and Ms. Swift’s highly trained security personnel, during a company sponsored, VIP, backstage meet-and-greet, is nonsense, particularly given that Ms. Swift’s skirt is in place and is not being lifted by Mr. Mueller’s hand in the photograph,” said the lawsuit.