Taylor Swift watches jury selection for trial against Denver DJ

Taylor Swift expected to testify in photo grope case

As jury selection begins in a case against DJ David Mueller in Denver, Colorado on Monday (07Aug17), legal experts insist the singer will be attending in person to state her case against him.

It's unclear when Swift will take the stand.

The litigation centers on Swift's allegations that Mueller slipped his hand under her dress and grabbed her bare bottom as they posed during a meet-and-greet session before her June 2, 2013, concert in Denver. The photo was eventually leaked to TMZ and shows Mueller and his girlfriend standing on either side of Swift, with the DJ's hand placed behind the singer, just under her waist.

In a deposition, Swift said: "It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life".

She didn't call police immediately.

A key piece of evidence in the case of Swift vs. Mueller was an audio recording the latter held of an interview with his boss from the day he was sacked.

Mueller sued Swift, claiming her false accusations did irreparable harm to his professional reputation and resulted in his wrongful termination.

While Mueller said in depositions that his damages amount to some $3 million, Swift wants compensatory, actual and punitive damages in an amount to be proven at trial, but also a verdict that holds Mueller responsible for the alleged assault. They are also each expected to testify at some point during the trial.

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Taylor Swift is not shaking this one off.

Jury selection began Monday for David Mueller's lawsuit against Taylor Swift. He says it wasn't him.

Swift countersued, claiming sexual assault, setting up the civil trial where she is expected to testify amid tightened courthouse security.

Mueller said Swift was cordial as he and his girlfriend left.

Former radio host David Mueller, 55, was in court and arrived with his lawyer Gabriel McFarland. He went to his auto to drop off an autographed photo then returned to the arena, where he was confronted by Swift's security guard. Presented with this information, U.S. District Judge William Martinez sanctioned Mueller for his actions, and ruled jury members can weigh the destruction of evidence when they make a final decision on the case.

Members of the public can line up to watch proceedings from an overflow room in the courthouse, but so far there hasn't been a big turnout. Clothing, buttons, banners, and signs with names or messages regarding either party of interest are strictly prohibited, and electronic devices including phones, laptops, and tablets are not welcome in the courtroom, and will have to be checked with security before you're allowed to enter.

Swift is countersuing, claiming sexual assault. That is how it should be framed and thought of, because the location of the groping is not as important as whether or not she was groped in general.

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