Taylor Swift Is Being Sued for Slander
The singer is now being sued for slander after Mueller, a former radio host for Denver’s KYGO who was accused of groping Swift during a 2013 meet-and-greet, filed an amended complaint last Thursday (Feb. 25, 2016) with two new claims, insisting Swift’s statements about the alleged violation are false and have harmed his reputation.
Last September, Mueller filed a lawsuit against Swift claiming that the “Out of the Woods” crooner had falsely accused him for lifting her skirt and inappropriately touching her during a Red Tour event attended by himself and his girlfriend. Mueller said he was fired from his job two days after the incident.
In his suit, Mueller also claimed his then-boss, Eddie Haskell, was the culprit and bragged about grabbing Swift’s butt that night, stating, “he and one of his friends in the industry think Ms. Swift must wear bicycle shorts under her stage outfits.”
In October 2015, Swift countersued Mueller and pointed the finger solely at him for the alleged assault.
“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 counterclaim read. “[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.”
It added, “Mueller did not merely brush his hand against Ms. Swift while posing for the photograph… He lifted her skirt and groped her.”
Swift is asking for a jury trial and will donate any money she may win from the suit to charities “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”