The singer has given a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit against DJ David Mueller
Taylor Swift felt “frantic and distressed” after allegedly being groped.
The 26-year-old singer has an ongoing lawsuit against DJ David Mueller, who she accused of grabbing her bum when they met backstage at her concert in Colorado last year, and while a judge has agreed to make pictures of the alleged incident sealed from public view, her videotaped deposition has now been made available.
In the deposition, which was filmed on July 26th, the Blank Space’ singer was asked to recount the incident in detail and spoke about her embarrassment and discomfort.
She said: “I remember being frantic, distressed, feeling violated in a way I had never experienced before.
“A meet-and-greet is supposed to be a situation where you’re thanking people for coming, you’re supposed to be welcoming people into your home, which is the arena for that day, and for someone to violate that hospitality in that way, I was completely stunned.”
And Taylor insisted the DJ’s conduct proved his behaviour was “completely intentional.
She said: “Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there.
“It was completely intentional, I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life.”
Last year Mueller – who denies the claims of groping – filed a lawsuit against Taylor, claiming he was fired from a country radio station after being kicked out of a Taylor concert when her security team made the allegations against him.
He said he and his girlfriend were invited backstage to meet Taylor and took a picture with the ‘Wildest Dreams’ hitmaker, but claims he later bumped into a colleague backstage, who boasted about getting a picture with the singer and grabbed her bum.
In the lawsuit, David claims at some point in the evening a member of Taylor’s security team confronted him and kicked him out of the arena for the incident.
Taylor later launched a counter-claim, saying she was “surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed” by the alleged assault.
According to TMZ, Taylor’s lawyers asked that the “extremely personal and sensitive” pictures of the alleged assault be sealed and their request was granted.
The judge said: “The widespread dissemination of this image might significantly complicate jury selection.”Taylor said that any money made from the lawsuit will be “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard”.