Taylor Swift's 10 Most Powerful Statements From Her Sexual Assault Trial Cross-Examination

Taylor Swift's 10 Most Powerful Statements From Her Sexual Assault Trial Cross-Examination

Taylor Swift's 10 Most Powerful Statements From Her Sexual Assault Trial Cross-Examination

A 15-page questionnaire released as jury selection began in the dueling lawsuits also asked candidates if they had seen any pictures related to the case - a possible reference to a photo that shows DJ David Mueller with his right hand behind the pop superstar, just below her waist, before a 2013 concert in Denver.

Dent said during cross-examination that this was the first time something like this had happened to Swift, and that since, he has asked men at meet-and-greets to "keep their hands up high". He stayed latched on to my bare ass cheek as I lurched away from him.

"It was a very shocking thing that has never happened to me before".

"I felt him grab onto my a. cheek under my skirt. It was underneath my skirt".

Speaking about her experience after the alleged groping, Swift said she was stunned and tried to move away from Mueller as far as possible.

When questioned by Mueller's lawyer, Gabriel McFarland on the incident, Taylor stood by what allegedly happened, including Mueller grabbing her "bare bottom". Following this incident, Swift and her team raised a complaint with Mueller's bosses, who promptly fired him.

Swift's reply: "Your client could have taken a normal photo with me".

She said she was absolutely stunned and told Mueller and his girlfriend "thank you for coming" in a monotone voice before they left. She says her representatives told KYGO management about the incident but that she never demanded Mueller be fired.

The music icon was in court on Tuesday (08.08.17) and during the proceedings, jurors were shown a photograph of the alleged assault, which dates back to June 2, 2013.

She later informed Mueller's radio station, KYGO, which subsequently launched an internal investigation that resulted in Mueller's termination. "I could have picked him out of a line of 1,000". He's seeking up to $3 million, saying the allegation cost him his job and reputation.

"I'm not going to say anything different".

"I did not want her to have to life through the endless memes and gifs that tabloid media and internet trolls made a decision to come up with - doctoring the pictures... and making her relive this terrible moment over and over again".

Mr Dent, a former police officer who has also worked for the National Security Agency, said he took his cues from the pop star and that she continued the session with fans, so he did not immediately intervene.

Swift was called as a witness by the attorney representing Mueller.

In response, Swift countersued, insisting that Mueller "Intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission".

And yet it looks like Taylor's recent appearance in the dock of a USA court this week has managed to unite both her fans and former naysayers.

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