A jury has ruled in favor of Taylor Swift in a case involving a Denver radio DJ accused of groping the pop singer.
Swift had accused Mueller of grabbing 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.” She sought a symbolic $1 in damages, which Mueller will now be required to pay.
On Friday, a judge dismissed Swift as a defendant in Mueller’s suit concluding that Mueller had failed to prove the singer personally set out to get him fired. In the verdict issued Monday, a jury concluded Swift’s mother, Andrea, and radio promotions director, Frank Bell, were also not liable for tortious interference.
Update: Swift has issued a statement thanking her supporters. “My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard,” she wrote and also promised to make donations “to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves.”