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Taylor Swift finally delivered her testimony Thursday in a Denver court, describing the 2013 incident when a radio DJ allegedly groped her from behind as horrifying, shocking and intentional.

The pop star accused former Denver disc jockey David Mueller of inappropriately touching her during a meet-and-greet photo opportunity, saying he put his hand under her skirt. The station fired Mueller two days later after the allegations.

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In 2015, Mueller sued Swift, her mom and her radio promotions director, alleging that he was fired under false accusations and is seeking $3 million in damages. Swift, 23 at the time, filed a countersuit  accusing Mueller of sexual assault.

She's seeking $1, mainly wanting Mueller held responsible.

The trial has focused on the photo from the meet-and-greet, which shows Swift, Mueller and Shannon Melcher, his then-girlfriend, posing with Mueller's hand hidden behind swift.

Here's what Swift said during the trial:

On if it could have been someone else:

"This is what happened, it happened to me, I know it was him."

On not being critical of her bodyguard:

"I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my a**."

“What Mr. Mueller did was, like I said, very intentional, and the location was very intentional. And I wasn’t going to blame [my bodyguard] Greg Dent … none of us expected this to happen. It had never happened before.”

On not having a reaction to Mueller losing his job:

"I'm not going to allow you or your client to make me feel in any way that this is my fault, because it isn't," she said. "I am being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are a product of his decisions and not mine."

“I don’t know anything about Mr. Mueller. I don’t know him. I think what he did was despicable, horrifying, shocking, but I don’t know him at all."

On the photo:

"Gabe, this is a photo of him with his hand up my skirt -- with his hand on my a**," she said. "You can ask me a million questions -- I'm never going to say anything different. I never have said anything different."

On why the front of her skirt didn't appear to be lifted in the photo:

"Because my a** is located in the back of my body."

On why she was standing closer to Melcher:

"Yes, she did not have her hand on my a**."

"He stayed latched on my bare a** cheek as I lurched away from him, visibly uncomfortably. The first couple of milliseconds, I thought it must be a mistake. I moved to the side very quickly."


[Last modified: Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:30pm]


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