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DJ David Mueller takes stand in court to deny assaulting Taylor Swift

DJ David Mueller takes stand in court to deny assaulting Taylor Swift

A few moments at a backstage photo session four years ago are about to be relived, as lawyers for pop star Taylor Swift and a former disc jockey she accuses of groping her begin picking jurors in their dueling lawsuits.

Mueller acknowledged in court on Wednesday Swift, 27, and her team did not file a lawsuit against him at the time and said he didn't know who released the photograph of him, his girlfriend and Swift from the meet-and-greet in 2013.

As Radar readers know, days after Swift's bodyguard kicked Mueller and his girlfriend out of the meet-and-greet following Swift's accusation, the radio host was sacked from his job with little to no explanation.

Mueller has sued Swift, claiming he was falsely accused and then fired over her allegation.

While Mueller is seeking $3 million in damages, Taylor is just seeing $1, in an effort to prove she isn't trying to bankrupt him and to show other women that they're allowed to say "no." .

Mueller sued Swift after her team told his bosses at a music station that he reached under her dress and touched her backside before a 2013 concert in Denver.

After confusion on Mueller's behalf, Baldridge moves on.

Swift, one of America's top-selling recording stars, is expected to take the witness stand during the trial.

The courtroom layout: Swift, her mother and Bell were seated at a table in the center of the room, across from the jury box (six women and two men), while Mueller spoke from a corner of the room near the judge's bench.

The Denver trial follows a hard 12 months for the singer after a much-ridiculed 2016 summer fling with British actor Tom Hiddleston.

McFarland said: 'David Mueller unequivocally denies he touched her inappropriately in anyway.

Swift countersued, alleging sexual assault by Mueller.

In his initial court filing, Mueller claimed he was approached by Swift's security team after the incident.

Ian Simpson, right, of Provo, Ut., gives a kiss to his wife, Lauren, as they wait at the head of the line for the public wait to get courtroom seats to view the third day of a civil trial to determine whether a radio host groped pop singer Taylor Swift. He also asked Mueller for a reason why Swift would make up her story, to which the former DJ responded, "I can not". He said that the accusations were "humiliating", but conceded that he could not come up with "any reason, incentive or motive" as to why Swift would make up such a claim. Mueller denied "unequivocally" that he intentionally groped the singer, according to the documents. "It's an assault", Baldridge said.

"That's the one and only story we have to tell you - that Mr. Mueller grabbed her rear end", he said.

Mueller was dismissed after being accused of grabbing the buttocks of the singer before a 2013 Denver concert.

Baldridge then asks Mueller if he can see that Haskell's fist is above Swift's waist in the photo, which is indeed the case, and which Mueller also confirms.

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