Taylor Swift's sexual harassment trial has begun

Taylor Swift's sexual harassment trial has begun

Taylor Swift's sexual harassment trial has begun

Taylor Swift's next big appearance will be in a courtroom, with the "Shake It Off" singer expected to testify this in her ongoing lawsuit against deejay David Mueller, whom she accuses of groping her butt during a meet-and-greet before a 2013 concert in Denver.

Finally, jurors were asked if they or anyone in their immediate family are fans of Taylor Swift, and if they had recently listened to our purchased any of her music. Taylor is expected to take the stand during the trial in U.S. District court to testify about the incident, which resulted in broadcaster David Mueller's firing from Colorado music station KYGO-FM.

Swift, dressed in a black jacket and white top, paid close attention to the proceedings, even jotting down notes on her pad of paper.

On Tuesday, jurors were shown a photograph of the alleged assault at a VIP room meet-and-great before the gig on 2 June 2013.

Mr Mueller was first to sue over the alleged incident, claiming that Taylor had falsely accused him of groping and that he had subsequently lost his job at the radio station.

Newsweek reports she is planning to donate "any financial reward from the trial to charities supporting survivors of sexual assault and gender-based violence".

Mueller, who also attended jury selection, denies the allegation and says the photo only shows him trying to jump into the frame.

But Baldridge, Swift's attorney, said the pop star was sure it was Mueller who touched her. Baldridge also argued that Mueller had repeatedly changed his story and had destroyed evidence in the case leading up to trial.

The photo of that meet-and-greet, which was leaked past year and shown in court on Tuesday, will be a central piece of evidence in the trial.

According to Swift, the DJ reached under her dress and grabbed her bottom.

But experts and advocates believe Swift may have chose to take the case into the public spotlight as a symbolic move meant to empower other women in similar situations.

Joe Mahoney/Getty ImagesPotential jurors in the civil trial involving a radio deejay and Taylor Swift have been asked to describe the depth of their Taylor fandom.or whether or not they are fans at all. "In those thousands of events, she has been inappropriately groped one time - by Mueller - a radio personality". Jury selection is due to be completed on Tuesday (08Aug17).

"I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before", Swift said. She says she wants to hold Mueller accountable and is seeking $1. Bell and Andrea Swift are also defendants in Mueller's lawsuit.

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