A judge has dismissed a Denver radio DJ’s lawsuit against Taylor Swift which claimed the pop singer falsely accused him of sexual assault and led to the termination of his job.
The pop singer accused David Mueller of groping her butt during a photo-op in 2013. Mueller was tossed by security after being confronted by the singer’s bodyguard, which led to his firing from a Denver country music station.
Mueller claimed innocence and then sued the singer, seeking $3 million in damages. Swift subsequently filed a countersuit to “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.” Over the course of the multi-day trial, Swift, her mother, and several associates all took the stand and testified.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge William Martinez dismissed Swift as a defendant in the case, concluding that Mueller had failed to prove the singer personally set out to get him fired. Mueller’s suit against Swift’s mother, Andrea, and radio promotions director, Frank Bell, can still move forward, as can Taylor’s own suit against Mueller. A jury will hear closing arguments on Monday.
One has to imagine the below photo of Mueller’s hand seemingly placed directly on the singer’s very famous posterior played into the judge’s decision.
Between today’s decision and all the good news surrounding Kesha’s album release, it’s been a fine days for ladies and a bad one for creeps.