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Groping lawsuit: Taylor Swift files counterclaim against radio host

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Posted at 3:14 PM, Oct 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-29 15:28:13-04

Taylor Swift on Wednesday filed a counterclaim against a former Denver radio host who lost his job after allegedly touching the singer inappropriately during a photo session.

David Mueller sued Swift back in September after losing his job over the allegations, which he claimed were completely false. He filed the lawsuit at a U.S. District Court in Denver, USA Today reports.
 
Mueller, who met Swift backstage at the Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013, claimed he was falsely accused by a member of Swift’s security team of grabbing her buttocks . He was fired two days after the incident from his job at KYGO radio, though he denied inappropriate contact, and has since claimed that one of his superiors committed the alleged assault.
 
But in her counterclaim, Swift, 25, insists that Mueller is the culprit.
 
“Mueller’s newfound claim that he is the ‘wrong guy’ and, therefore, his termination from KYGO was unjustified, is specious,” Swift’s attorneys wrote in the counterclaim. “Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault — it was Mueller.”
 
Swift’s attorneys say the star was “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed” by the groping, adding that Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Swift -- he lifted up her skirt while posing for the photograph, they said.
 
Swift has asked for a jury trial, noting that any compensation she might receive will be donated to charitable organizations “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”
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