One day after Taylor Swift took the stand in court to defend herself against allegations that she got a Denver country radio DJ fired after false accusations that he groped her, a judge has thrown out the DJ’s claims, citing insufficient evidence.
Nearly two years ago, former KYGO radio host David Mueller sued Swift, claiming he lost his job when she and her team accused him of lifting her skirt and touching her buttocks during a meet-and-greet photo backstage at her June 2013 concert at the Pepsi Arena in Denver.
The two lawsuits went to trial in front of an eight-person jury in Denver this week — on Friday evening, U.S. District Judge William Martinez dismissed Mueller’s claims that Swift was personally responsible for him losing his job, according to the Associated Press .
Mueller sued Swift for “tortious interference,” meaning that he believes the singer and her team intentionally tried to get him fired by accusing him of behavior that they knew violated his employment contract at the radio station.
Douglas Baldridge, front center, attorney for pop singer Taylor Swift, smiles as he chats with an escort while leading his legal team out of the federal courthouse.
- The Claim Against Taylor Swift Has Been Dismissed, But The Legal Battle Isn't ...Bustle
- Colorado DJ's suit against Taylor Swift dismissed in groping trialReuters
- Judge Throws Out DJ's Case Against Taylor Swift in Groping TrialHollywood Reporter
- Judge throws out Denver DJ's suit against Taylor Swift in groping trialChicago Tribune
- Judge Tosses DJ's Suit Against Taylor Swift In Groping TrialCBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
- Judge Throws Out Fired DJ's Suit Against Taylor SwiftHuffPost
- The Latest: Taylor Swift's lawyer says he's proud of singerFresno Bee
- Taylor Swift no longer defendant in lawsuit against her, othersPA home page
- Advocates: Taylor Swift's trial sends a powerful message to young fansCNN International