Taylor Swift's groping trial draws attention to hidden outrage

A sketch of Taylor Swift and her attorneys in Denver Federal Court during the Swift groping trial in Denver
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13 August, 2017

Paige Brasington, 21, a Swift fan from The Woodlands, Texas, said she was groped on public transportation while studying overseas and was glad Swift was giving attention to the issue with the same honesty she brings to her music. He's seeking up to $3 million, saying the allegation cost him his job.

The trial took place in Denver, Colorado after former radio DJ David Mueller sued the "Bad Blood" hit maker and her crew for up to $3 million in total damages, claiming that he lost his job because Swift personally orchestrated for him to be fired.

Swift called the encounter with Mueller despicable and horrifying. Swift is countersuing Mueller and alleges assault. After she reached down, she found a man's hand on her butt. When she told a male friend, he asked if she had enjoyed it.

Earlier Friday, Swift's former bodyguard testified that he witnessed the pop star's skirt being flipped up as she posed for a photo with Mueller and his girlfriend. Taylor Swift is claiming that Mueller grabbed her just beneath her skirt and one of her security guards witnessed it. According to reports, the jury was sent home this weekend before the judge will decide on the counterclaim brought by Swift's attorney to exclude her from Mueller's lawsuit.

Mueller's lawyer Gabriel McFarland repeatedly pressed Dent on why he didn't step in. US District Judge William Martinez also said there was no indication that Swift had made up her story.

Dent, who stopped working with Swift after the 2013 tour, said the singer often allowed appropriate contact with fans in such meet-and-greet sessions, adding that he felt "she was far too friendly".


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