Taylor Swift present as jury selection resumes in groping trial

Taylor Swift present as jury selection resumes in groping trial

Jury selection was to continue and opening arguments were expected Tuesday for a former radio host's defamation lawsuit against Taylor Swift and her counterclaim that the DJ sexually assaulted her during a photo shoot.

Finally, jurors were asked if they or anyone in their immediate family are fans of Taylor Swift, and if they had recently listened to our purchased any of her music.

A sign directs people who want to attend the civil trial of Taylor Swift and David Mueller at the U.S. District Court in Denver on August 7, 2017.

On Monday, Swift reportedly attended the jury selection for the case in a courtroom in Denver, Colorado.

Swift has sued radio host David Mueller, accusing him of inappropriately touching her before a 2013 concert in Denver.

Swift, 27, says that broadcaster David Mueller slipped his hand under her dress while they posed together at one of her concerts in 2013.

According to Associated Press, Swift is attempting to keep her legal battle "discreet and quiet and confidential", with Swift's attorney, Douglas Baldridge, arguing in court that she was particularly upset by Mueller's claim that "for some reason she might have some incentive to actually fabricate this story".

If Swift is found liable for her interference with contractual obligations and prospective business relations, the jurors will determine the monetary compensation that Mueller is entitled to.

Mueller says the photo only shows him trying to jump into the frame.

A member of Swift's staff called Mueller's boss at a country music radio station and asked that the station "take appropriate action".




The photo of that meet-and-greet, which was leaked a year ago and shown in court on Tuesday, will be a central piece of evidence in the trial.

Prior to the concert, Mueller was broadcasting daily on the Ryno and Jackson morning show on Denver's 98.5 KYGO station, earning a base salary of $150,000 (£115,000) a year.

The singer, who alleges he lifted her skirt and fondled her buttocks during the photo op, has said she knew who had assaulted her.

Mueller often appeared to be reading documents while Swift watched the proceedings closely, occasionally conferring with her counsel.

Jury selection is expected to last through Tuesday.

Swift never went to the police.

Potential jurors were asked whether they were fans of Swift or Mueller.

Swift said, "It was not an accident". She says she wants to hold Mueller accountable and is seeking $1.

McFarland also suggested that Mueller may have been a victim of mistaken identity and that Swift might be confusing him with another man who was there.

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