Taylor Swift Took The Witness Stand In “Horrifying” Groping Case

The pop star has accused a former radio DJ of assaulting her during a meet-and-greet.

August 10, 2017
Taylor Swift Took The Witness Stand In “Horrifying” Groping Case Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards. February 15, 2016.   Photo by Kevork Djansezian for Getty Images

Taylor Swift took the stand on Thursday in a civil trial against David Mueller, a former KYGO radio DJ who Swift accuses of groping her during a June 2013 meet-and-greet.


During her testimony, Swift accused Mueller of "sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass." The alleged assault took place while Swift and Mueller had their back against the wall, making it impossible for anyone to witness the event. However, Swift testified that her bodyguard Greg Dent saw Mueller "lift [her] skirt.”

"It was horrifying and shocking and we had never experienced anything like [it]," Swift testified, calling the incident "intentional."

Mueller denies the accusations. He has testified that he only touched Swift on the ribs.

Mueller was fired after KYGO conducted an internal investigation following complaints by Swift's team. He is suing Swift for $3 million in damages, and claims the accusations are false and have derailed his career. Swift is countersuing Mueller for $1.

According to her suit, Swift is not seeking financial restitution, but hopes that going to trial will "serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts."

On Wednesday, Taylor's mother Andrea Swift took the stand and described the moment her daughter told her about the alleged assault. "I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time," she said.

Taylor Swift Took The Witness Stand In “Horrifying” Groping Case