To catch up– Taylor Swift is in a Denver courtroom as her groping case against former DJ, David “Jackson” Mueller, goes to trial. Swift has alleged that Mueller reached under her skirt in 2013 and grabbed her butt backstage during a photo.
In return, Mueller has sued Swift, blaming her for damaging his reputation and for the loss of his $150,000-a-year job KYGO.
At the time of the incident, Mueller was banned from all Swift shows and fired. Mueller is suing for nearly $3 million in damages. Swift, in court documents, has said, she has taken this to court to, “serve as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts.”
Swift also stated that any money won in the lawsuit would, be donated to nonprofits that are “dedicated to protecting women from similar acts of sexual assault and personal disregard.”
The case is in civil court, so the jury only have to be convinced by a “preponderance of the evidence” in order for one side to prevail.
Swift is expected to take the stand and the trial is expected to last 2 weeks.