New reports suggest that Taylor Swift will likely testify in the upcoming groping case. According to reports, the “Shake It Off” singer will testify in the groping case which is expected to last about two weeks. It is also reported that opening statements could commence on Tuesday.
Swift has managed to stay out of the media for about six months now but it seems fans will be seeing more of the singer this week as she is about to take on David Mueller. It is reported by People via Yahoo that the Grammy winner will be testifying against Mueller, a radio talk show host who allegedly groped the singer during a pre-concert meet-and-greet. The incident took place when Swift, who is now 27 was just 23 years old.
However, Mueller sued Swift two years after the alleged incident claiming damages for being accused falsely. He filed a lawsuit against the singer in September 2015, claiming that he lost his job after Swift’s security team falsely accused him of groping her at the Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013. He argued that Swift should have gone to the police instead of informing his bosses, who did not hesitate to fire Mueller. In addition, he also alleged that his colleague, Eddie Haskell, also assaulted swift sexually. He requested the court to grant him $3 million in damages.
It is reported by the Hollywood reporter that Swift countersued Mueller a month later claiming redress for sexual assault. The countersuit stated that “Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault—it was Mueller—and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit.” The singer is also reported to have said Mueller intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped an intimate part of her body with his hand, against her will, and without her permission and in an inappropriate manner. Interesting court documents have revealed that it is unlikely that either party will resolve for settlement.
Swift is now seeking the court to award her $1 million plus holding the Mueller responsible so as to serve as an example for his likes. Furthermore, the singer will not be the only one testifying against Mueller, as her mother, Andrea Swift, her photographer who captured the incident, her bodyguard and a senior member of her management team will also be testifying. However, Mueller, as well as his former boss and some members of Swift’s entourage will also testify.
The singer has promised to donate any damages awarded to her from the suit to “charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.” It is reported that it might be difficult for fans who intend to attend the trial to get seats as only 32 seats will be available each day during the trial. The seats will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available for the first 32 people in line starting at 7 a.m.