Judge Dismisses DJ David Mueller’s Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift (UPDATE)
UPDATE (8/12/2017 at 9:15 a.m. ET) Taylor Swift recently made headlines for her unwavering testimony in court about her alleged assault by DJ David Mueller.
On Friday, U.S. District Judge William Martinez dismissed the DJ's case against the singer, which argued that she destroyed his career.
According to People, the judge said David, who sought $3 million in the lawsuit, had insufficient evidence to prove Taylor had gotten him fired.
The DJ's similar allegations against Taylor's mother, Andrea, and Frank Bell will still go to jurors for a verdict.
The ruling also left intact Taylor's case against David for assault and battery.
Click on for more details about the lawsuit.
Original Story (8/11/2017 at 11:03 a.m. ET) Taylor Swift has told a court that her alleged assault by DJ David Mueller was "despicable and horrifying.”
The 27-year-old pop star is countersuing the DJ.
Speaking on the witness stand on Thursday, August 9, the star said the DJ intentionally groped her during a meet-and-greet session after one of her gigs at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado in June 2013.
She told the jurors: "He stayed attached to my bare ass cheek as I lurched away from him."
"It was a definite grab. A very long grab."
Taylor — whose team told the DJ's former employer, radio station KYGO, about the alleged incident shortly after it is said to have occurred — is suing for the symbolic sum of $1, while David is seeking $3 million in damages after losing his job at the station.
During her testimony, Taylor was asked by David's attorney Gabriel McFarland whether the DJ got "what he deserved."
She replied: "I don't feel anything about Mueller. I don't know him.
"I think what he did was despicable and horrifying and shocking."
Taylor also said she couldn't have reported the alleged incident to anyone on her team at the time without her other fans — who were lining up to have their picture taken with the musician — overhearing her words.
"This is not something that I wanted people to know," she said.
"[It] would have ruined their concert experience, and made them feel really awkward."
Taylor also explained why her bodyguard at the time, Greg Dent, did not see the alleged assault.
"He saw your client lift my skirt.
"That's when your client's hand went out of his view because it was grabbed onto my ass cheek."
According to the musician, the only way someone could have seen the alleged incident was if they were "lying directly under my skirt and we didn't have anyone positioned there."
"What Mr Mueller did, like I said, was very intentional and the location was very intentional, and it happened very quickly," she said.
"I wasn't going to blame Greg Dent for something Mr Mueller did."
"None of us expected this to happen — it had never happened before."
First look at Taylor Swift in court from sketch artist. pic.twitter.com/oLDlGQD67APop Crave (@PopCrave) August 9, 2017
The trial centres on a photograph in which Taylor, the DJ and his then-girlfriend, Shannon Melcher, are seen smiling together backstage at the Pepsi Center.
In the picture, the trio stand side-by-side and David's right hand is hidden behind the musician.
During her testimony, Swift was shown the photograph and reiterated her accusations.
"This is a photo of him with his hand up my skirt with his hand on my ass.
"I'm not going to say anything different. I never have said anything different."
Mr Mueller has denied the allegation.