DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift in 2013 wants her “false” allegations to be thrown out of court

David Mueller sued Swift last year after the incident, only to be met by a counter-suit from the singer

A DJ who is accused of groping Taylor Swift at a meet-and-greet session in 2013 is demanding that the singer drops her sexual assault lawsuit against him.

David Mueller was accused of lifting up Swift’s skirt at a Colorado meet-and-greet in June 2013, an allegation that saw him lose his job as a DJ at the Denver country music radio station 98.5 KYGO. Mueller then sued Swift for her “false” allegations, which was swiftly met by a counter-suit from Swift in October 2015.

Mueller is now attempting to have Swift’s counter-suit thrown out of court, as The Daily Mail reports. Swift’s counter-suit alleged that Mueller “intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission”. The former DJ’s lawyers are denying this claim, arguing that the singer fabricated the story.

Mueller says that his hand “appropriately touched Ms Swift’s hand” and that he “denies any inappropriate touching” during the meet-and-greet. He also claims that his is a case of mistaken identity, alleging that Swift’s body guard had mistakenly identified him for a colleague who bragged about “putting his arms around Swift and grabbing her buttocks” when they were taking a photo – an allegation that Swift denies.

The 2015 counter-suit states that “Ms. Swift knows exactly who committed the assault – it was Mueller – and she is not confused in the slightest about whether her long-term business acquaintance, Mr. Haskell, was the culprit.”

Mueller is also looking for Swift to pay his legal costs, as well as asking the judge to deny her request for compensatory and punitive damages.