Taylor Swift sues radio host who allegedly ‘groped her bottom’

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Taylor Swift ‘files counter suit against former Denver DJ claiming he lost his job due to being accused of groping superstar’.

Former radio DJ David Mueller filed a lawsuit against the singer last month, claiming he was fired from his job and banned from Swift’s concerts following her allegations that he groped her at a meet and greet in Denver, Colorado. DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift filed a counterclaim Wednesday against a former Denver radio host who sued her after he said he lost his job because of false accusations that he inappropriately touched her during a photo session. But now Swift has responded, filing a counterclaim which, according to People, alleges Mueller “lifted her skirt and groped her” during the fan event before her concert at the Pepsi Centre in June 2013. People magazine obtained a copy of Swift’s counter-suit and, according to the site, Mueller has been fired twice from on-air hosting jobs and hasn’t worked as an on-air personality since May of 2006.

People reports the countersuit details that Mueller admitted an assault occurred at the event, but he blamed his “superior” David Haskell, the program director at Denver’s country radio station, KYGO FM. “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,” the countersuit states. “Resolution of this counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms Swift, and will serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.” The countersuit specifies any surplus damages or costs awarded to Swift following the suit will be donated to “charitable organisations dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard”. The counter suit alleges that Mueller acknowledged the fact that Swift was assaulted, but he claimed he wasn’t the one who did it — he actually blamed his boss, Eddie Haskell. “Ms. According to Mueller’s suit, Swift was talking to the pair before she “suddenly announced it was picture time” and “quickly put her right arm” around his girlfriend. Mueller alleges he later spoke to an unnamed co-worker who “described and demonstrated how he had put his arms around [Swift], hands on her bottom” when it was his turn to meet the singer.

But Swift, 25, accuses Mueller solely. “Mueller’s newfound claim that he is the ‘wrong guy’ and, therefore, his termination from KYGO was unjustified, is specious,” Swift’s attorneys wrote in the counterclaim. “Ms. He also said that Swift’s security detail “verbally harassed” him as he was “escorted to an exit door.” Despite claims by Mueller that it was actually KYGO program director Eddie Haskell who did the butt-grabbing, the Grammy-winning singer’s countersuit states: “Ms.

After news of Mueller’s legal action broke, Swift’s representatives said they had provided “evidence” to the radio station of the assault when it occurred, although the decision to fire Mueller came from his employer. “The radio station was given evidence immediately after the incident,” her representatives told People in a statement. “They made their independent decision.” It is a familiar social dilemma. You meet a stranger for the first time and in a split second must decide whether to offer a chilly handshake or risk offence with a kiss on the cheek. The biggest study ever conducted into physical contact suggests that most people harbour an underlying reticence at being touched by a stranger anywhere but on their hands. The plaintiff then details how a co-worker of his also at the concert bragged to him about taking a photo with the music phenom and ‘grabbing her butt,’ TMZ reported. Before he knew it, Mueller was approached by a member of Swift’s security staff at the venue and accused of groping the pop sensation before being kicked out of the concert.

Haskell a photograph of Mueller with his hand in an inappropriate place and a grin on his face,” the papers also said, referring to Frank Bell, Director of Radio & Research at 13 Management, who is named as a co-defendant in the filing. Evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar, who led the study, said that although kissing at first meeting was now socially acceptable, people will often adopt an ‘arm hold’ manoeuvre to make the practice less alarming. “Most people will put their hand on the arm of the person as a braking mechanism and to let the other person known that they are not about to chomp them,” he said. “We interpret touch depending on the context of the relationship.

Back in July, it was revealed in a Daily Mail exclusive that The Bad Blood singer was being sued by Robert Kloetzly, boss of California-based Lucky 13, who says she ripped off his rock and roll fashion line. But with modern life it has become as conventional as a handshake and so no longer seems overly-familiar, especially if you have been introduced by a friend.” Touching is critically important in human relationships and is thought to be a relic of grooming techniques practiced by monkeys and apes who use it to form social bonds.

Lucky 13’s legal team then bombarded the global pop superstar with hundreds of discovery requests, including a peculiar demand for any promotional videos or photos that show glimpses of her ‘partially visible’ breasts or bottom. To see what kind of touching people find acceptable, researchers from Oxford and Finland’s Aalto University asked more than 1300 men and women from five countries to colour in areas of the human body that they would allow particular people to touch, from their partner to a stranger.

Kloetzly’s lawyers are expected to argue that the risqué images constitute evidence in the case because they demonstrate how the 25-year-old musician uses her sex appeal to target a similar audience to his products. However there were some unexpected findings, such as men would rather be touched on their genitals by a casual female acquaintance than by their own mother.

A very slight contact is best, and no sound effects are needed.” Lucy Hume, a spokesperson for Debrett’s, said: “Upon greeting a stranger, offering to shake hands is the most standard gesture and is appropriate for both social and professional meetings. A handshake is never viewed as rude, and carries little risk of making anybody feel uncomfortable. “Social kissing, although increasingly taking over from the traditional handshake, is not appropriate in all situations and on the whole it should only be used among friends, and not upon a first meeting.” Researcher Julia Suvilehto from Aalto University said: “The results indicate that touching is an important means of maintaining social relationships.

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