In Taylor Swift’s words, “As David Mueller and his girlfriend at the time, Shannon Melcher, posed for a photo, David reached under my skirt. He did not touch my rib, he did not touch my hand. He grabbed my bare ass cheeks and stayed latched on while I moved away from him. It was visibly uncomfortable and a very shocking moment. I’ve never dealt with someone like this before.” Swift told her security team, “David Mueller grabbed my ass. His hand went underneath my skirt and I stood in shock that the radio host David Mueller had done that.” David Mueller was removed immediately from the gig. Swift also told her mother and management who passed the photo to the radio station. Two days after the incident, David Mueller was fired from his job at KYGO radio station as co-host of Ryno and Jackson.
After four hours of deliberation on Monday, a jury decided David Mueller committed assault to Taylor Swift during a meet and greet event where David and his girlfriend at the time, Shannon Melcher, posed for a photo. This is where Swift claims the assault occurred. Taylor Swift quoted, “It was a definite grab; a very long grab. I know it was long enough for me to be completely sure it was intentional. I felt him grab onto my ass cheek underneath my skirt. It happened to me. I have a 3-D recreation of what happened in my brain. He had a handful of my ass. It happened to me.” The singer is counter suing claiming she is seeking a symbolic $1. Her attorney assures the suit is intended to show people “can always say no.”
David Mueller sued the pop star claiming she was responsible for the termination of his employment. Mueller sued the Swifts and their radio handler, Frank Bell, seeking up to $3 million for the damage of his career. However, Taylor Swift counter sued Mueller a month later for assault and battery. On Friday, Judge William Martinez dismissed Mueller’s claim against TaylorSwiftt.
“I’m not going to allow you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault. Here we are years later and I’m being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are the product of his decisions, not mine.” Taylor expressed.
Reportedly, David Mueller began his career as a radio DJ in the industry 20 years ago. He co-hosted the Denver country music station, KYGO’s- Ryno and Jackson show as “Jackson”. He previously worked in Minneapolis, Columbus, and San Diego. As soon as his career took off in the industry, it ended quickly for his for sexual assault to Taylor Swift. One must wonder, “Was this worth him losing his job over a simple photo?”