Taylor Swift has filed a counter suit against a former US radio host who sued after he was fired due to her claim that he groped her at a meet-and-greet event prior to one of her concerts.
David Mueller, who worked for KYGO-FM, in Denver, Colorado, filed a lawsuit in September against Taylor Swift, alleging he was falsely accused of “lifting Swift’s skirt with his hand and touching her bottom.”
The incident allegedly happened prior to Swift’s gig at Denver’s Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013. The accusation resulted in the radio personality being fired from his job.
While Mueller denies the accusations and suggests a case of mistaken identity, Swift’s counter argument states that his employers had been given “evidence” of his crime.
Swift counter suit reads: “Mueller’s newfound claim that he is the ‘wrong guy’ and, therefore, his termination from KYGO was unjustified, is specious. Ms Swift knows exactly who committed the assault, it was Mueller.”
Swift has requested a jury trial and states that from the lawsuit would be donated to charities “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard”.
Mueller, who has worked in radio for 20 years, went by the name ‘Jackson’ on the ‘Ryno and Jackson’ morning show on KYGO-FM, where he says his base annual salary was $150,000 (£97,000).