Pop star Taylor Swift took the witness stand Thursday morning to argue her side of the story against a former Denver DJ who she says groped her during a meet-and-greet in June 2013.
The Grammy-winning singer called the act "devious and sneaky", since the singer and DJ were against a wall while taking photographs.
27-year-old Swift recounted the incident in the courtroom and explained what happened afterward.
Swift, who wore a short-sleeved floral print dress, was in combative form as she was questioned for around an hour, occasionally rebuking Mueller's attorney for his line of inquiry. "It was intentional. He stayed latched onto my bare ass cheek".
Swift said Thursday that someone would have had to have been underneath her to see the actual groping "and we didn't have anyone positioned there". Swift took the stand today (August 10), testifying that Mueller deliberately reached under her skirt and grabbed her backside during a photo-op with the former DJ and his girlfriend Shannon Melcher.
Did she think Mueller got what he deserved? Discussion on exactly what that photo showed took center stage during court on Wednesday. "This wasn't an action shot".
In the image, shown to jurors during opening statements but not publicly released, Mueller's hand is behind Swift, just below her waist.
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Andrea Swift acknowledged in court Wednesday that she sought to keep a lid on the encounter in order to protect her daughter.
"I did not have a reaction to a unusual person I didn't know suffering consequences", she said.
"Yet here we are, years later", Swift added.
I'm being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions, not mine. "It's not ruffled, rumbled, affected in any form or fashion", Muller's attorney Gabriel McFarland said, and also called the photo "awkward". Swift responded by saying she wanted to give fans the experience they were expecting. "This is a fact".
"It was a very shocking thing that I have never dealt with before", Swift continued. "You can ask me a million questions about it and I'm never going to say anything different".
Swift's team told KYGO officials about the incident, and the station fired Mueller two days later after its own investigation. "I didn't want to hurt Ms Swift", Mueller told the court.
Mueller denies the claim, and says the accusations led to him being fired.
He sued the 10-time Grammy victor two years after the incident - but says he's not asking for the $3 million advised by a damages expert. She did not report the alleged assault to police at the time.
Swift maintains he sexually assaulted her by lifting her skirt and fondling her buttocks.