The former radio host who was sacked for allegedly inappropriately touching pop star Taylor Swift testified in a civil trial Tuesday that their hands and arms touched as they got into position for a photo.
As Radar readers know, days after Swift's bodyguard kicked Mueller and his girlfriend out of the meet-and-greet following Swift's accusation, the radio host was sacked from his job with little to no explanation.
Mueller's lawsuit claims that Hershell Coomer, one of his bosses at KYGO known as "Eddie Haskell", said he had groped Swift that night.
Mueller sued Swift after her team told his bosses at a music station that he reached under her dress and touched her backside before a 2013 concert in Denver.
Swift's attorney questioning Mueller about his past job in Minneapolis, where he was let go. Swift, her mother and attorneys are back in court today.
Baldridge is contending the photo doesn't make clear the position of Mueller's hand, but says it's clear his hand is behind Swift's bottom.
Borrowing a line from one of her songs, workers put up a sign in support of pop singer Taylor Swift in the window of an office building across the street from the federal courthouse in Denver.
Swift's lawyers called the image "damning" proof that Mueller inappropriately touched her. Mueller argues it shows him trying to jump into the frame.
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Swift, who has 85 million Twitter and 102 million Instagram followers, has said in depositions she wants the case to serve as an example to other women "who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts". He is seeking at least $3 million. Swift, her mother Andrea, and Frank Bell are all expected to take the stand as the case moves forward. Swift countersued, claiming sexual assault. Fans lined up outside the courtroom holding tokens, hoping to catch a glimpse of the star during the nine-day trial.
Former disc jockey David Mueller has acknowledged that a photo of him with his hand behind Taylor Swift is "weird and awkward".
The 2013 photograph of Swift and Mueller is a key piece of evidence in both lawsuits but this isn't the only imagery causing a stir.
Taylor Swift playing the first of two sold out shows at the Pepsi Center on her most recent tour for the album 1989.
In the picture, Mr Mueller and his then-girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, flank Taylor, then 23, with Mueller's right hand is hidden behind the Shake it Off singer.
He brings up KYGO general manager Bob Call's deposition, in which Call alleged that Mueller had changed his story in their meeting together, which happened the day after the alleged groping.
Swift is countersuing, claiming sexual assault.
David Mueller has been accused of sexually assaulting the superstar during a photo opportunity before a concert in 2013.