Grope DJ claims he could 'pass a polygraph' against Taylor Swift

Faith Castro
August 15, 2017

The Denver man who had his $3million lawsuit against Taylor Swift dismissed and was then found guilty of assault and battery in a counter-suit filed by the pop star is breaking his silence for the first time since those verdicts were handed down.

Regarding her unique position, the 27-year-old continued, "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this".

Taylor Swift only asked for a symbolic $1 (77p) in damages from Mr Mueller, and has now pledged to donate money to organisations that help defend sexual assault victims.

Taylor Swift is giving back after her win following the groping trial on Monday. Per Swift's request, jurors awarded her $1 in damages - a sum her attorney, Douglas Baldridge, called "a single symbolic dollar, the value of which is immeasurable to all women in this situation". After the attorney suggested Swift could have taken a break in the meet-and-greet if she was upset, she responded, "Your client could have taken a normal photo with me".

After six days in court, the jury ruled in her favor on Monday, August 14, awarding her the $1.

Mueller had sued Swift, the singer's mom Andrea Swift, and radio promotions director Frank Bell in 2015, accusing them of interfering with his $150,000/year contract as a local morning radio DJ in Denver by pressuring his employer, KYGO radio, to fire him. Taylor did not initially press sexual assault charges against David.

Swift's lawyer Doug Baldridge also addressed their legal victory.

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The jury deliberated for four hours before coming to a conclusion, according to BuzzFeed reporter Claudia Rosenbaum, who was at the courthouse; she added that Swift's mother started crying and hugged Swift when the verdict was announced.

When asked if he was wanting "people to consider the possibility that one of America's biggest superstars is lying or at least mistaken", Mueller replied, "What I'm saying is I didn't do what they say I did".

By the time Swift took the stand Thursday, she was more than angry.

"Mom, a guy just grabbed my (rear end) in the meet and greet", Andrea Swift said her famous daughter told her. "He grabbed my bare ass". "I know it was him", Swift testified.

Ms Swift is being praised for inspiring other women to speak out, even if they might not have the advantages she has in terms of wealth, fame and public support.

"Taylor is aware that her defiance in fighting against these allegations - not only made toward her but other artists and colleagues - will achieve global visibility around sexual assault issues that, in many cases, go unreported and ignored and are marginalised", PR strategist Marvet Britto told NBC News.

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