A former radio host has filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift, alleging he was falsely accused of “lifting Swift’s skirt with his hand and touching her bottom.”
The incident happened prior to Swift’s gig at the Pepsi Center on June 2, 2013. The accusation resulted in the radio personality, David Mueller, being fired from his job.
Mueller, who worked for KYGO-FM, in Denver, Colorado, says the accusation came after he and his girlfriend met Swift and took a picture with her.
He reports that he then shook Swift’s hand and left the photo area, but that he and his girlfriend were approached by Swift’s bodyguards a short time later and were removed from the venue. His lawsuit says he was fired from his job two days later.
Mueller, who has worked in radio for 20 years, denies inappropriate touching. The Denver Post has reported he has been banned for life from Swift’s shows. Swift has not commented on the lawsuit.
Mueller 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). He has requested a jury trial.
Last month Swift reacted angrily after being grabbed by a fan in Edmonton, Alberta, at the Rexall Place venue.
Footage shows Swift walking down the runway from the stage while performing ‘Bad Blood’ when a man reaches out and takes hold of her leg. She immediately moves away and flashes what appears to be an angry glare at the man responsible.
The Instagram user who uploaded the clip claimed security was “on hand right away” and that “Taylor carried on like a pro.” See the moment below: