Taylor Swift files countersuit against DJ who allegedly groped her

By Wade Sheridan  |  Oct. 29, 2015 at 9:24 AM
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DENVER, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift has filed a countersuit against the former Denver radio host, who allegedly groped her during a backstage photo-op in 2013.

Originally, the DJ David Mueller, sued Swift back in September saying the allegations cost him his job and was seeking $150,000 in damages.

Now, according to the countersuit filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of Colorado, Swift is denying Muller's charges and is countersuing, alleging assault.

"In the course of his meet and greet with Ms. Swift, Mueller intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission," Swift's suit read. "Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph; he lifted her skirt and groped her."

Mueller has maintained that he never inappropriately touched the pop-star and in the original lawsuit claims that following the photo, a co-worker, Eddie Haskell, "excitedly told him about his experience meeting Ms.Swift earlier that night," including how he "described and demonstrated how he had put his arms around her, hands on her bottom."

Swift is denying those claims as well stating in the countersuit, "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. Resolution of this counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms. Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."

According to the documents, the 25-year-old is demanding a jury trial and will be donating any money she wins from the suit to "charitable organizations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard."

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