Taylor Swift in court as jury selection for groping case begins
Aug 08, 2017, 00:29
Jury selection began Monday in the civil trial involving musician Taylor Swift and a former KYGO DJ who is accused of groping her.
The former 98.5 KYGO-FM DJ, David Mueller, met and posed for a photo with Swift at a backstage meet-and-greet during her June 2013 Denver concert.
In a deposition for the case, Swift stated: "Right as the moment came for us to pose for the photo, he took his hand and put it up my dress and grabbed onto my ass cheek and no matter how much I scooted over it was still there".
"It was not an accident, it was completely intentional, and I have never been so sure of anything in my life", Swiftsaid in a deposition. He alleges that the time of the incident, he asked that the police be called.
Mueller was sacked two days after the meet-and-greet with Swift.
Mueller sued Swift on September 10, 2015 - two years after the alleged incident - claiming her accusations that he inappropriately touched her were false and cost him his $150,000-a-year job and future career opportunities.
In court filings, Swiftsaid her representatives informed KYGO management about the incident but she did not demand Mueller be fired. Greg Dent, Swift's bodyguard who was present when the photograph was taken, is also expected to testify, as well as her photographer, who took the photo in question that captured the alleged assault.
Swift countersued Mueller one month later for assault and battery. Both he and Swift have filed lawsuits against each other.
On Monday, jury selection will take place for the trial that could last up to nine days, per Business Insider. Resolution of this counterclaim will demonstrate that Mueller alone was the perpetrator of the humiliating and wrongful conduct targeted against Ms.
Ex-DJ David Mueller already has been sanctioned for destroying evidence.
But if you're a Swift fan-or even if you're taking up for Mueller-don't expect to rock any supportive garb in the courtroom setting. The AP says the trial could last about two weeks.
Mueller denied inappropriately touching Swift and said he told the guard: "Please call the police". The case has been approved for trial despite the fact that it has been four years since the alleged sexual assault. A member of Swift's security team also told Mueller's boss at KYGO radio station what happened, and Mueller was sacked, according to a lawsuit he filed. She tried to keep the situation "discreet and quiet and confidential" and was upset by Mueller's claim that "for some reason she might have some incentive to actually fabricate this story", her attorney, Douglas Baldridge, has argued in court.
A number of fans are expected to attend the trial, with 32 seats in the public gallery being made available each day. Mueller's attorney says his client may have been misidentified after someone else touched Swift.
The $323 million Mega Millions puts Friday's jackpot in the top 10 list of all-time high jackpots for the game. Would-be millionaires now have two opportunities to try for jackpots of more than $300 million.
Tannehill and the Dolphins were awaiting the results of an MRI on his left knee after he limped off the field. Last season, Tannehill was 8-5 as a starter with a 93.5 passer rating, a career high in that category.
Carter's conviction could chill important and worthwhile end-of-life discussions between loved ones across the Commonwealth". Roy and Carter had both previously experienced suicidal thoughts and had discussed committing the act together.
The guaranteed money ranks seventh for the position, and $2.75 million less than what was guaranteed to teammate Earl Thomas . Chancellor, 29, started 12 games past year and played at a high level with two interceptions, a forced fumble and 85 tackles.
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and United States astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson are now working aboard the ISS. Bresnik told CBS News that they'll be able to monitor the eclipse, since they'll pass underneath it three times during orbit.
So, it would appear that Destiny 2 is going to be incompatible to some degree with a lot of different third-party applications. The devs are excited to test out the game on an entirely new platform and to see how well it works before final release.
Shiite Muslims have remained a constant target of militant attacks across various parts of the country over the past few months. Earlier, the news agency said 15 people were killed in the blast, citing a police representative.
Former AIA Group chief executive Tucker, HSBC's first ever externally appointed chairman, is set to take up the role on 1 October. HSBC also announced a share buyback of up to $2bn, expected to be completed in the second half of the year.
Donald Trump has named John F Kelly as his new White House chief of staff after sacking Reince Priebus . "He is a Great American". Well, who didn't see this coming? Instead, he'll be in charge of carrying out the president's orders within the executive branch.
BCC comments on Bank of England's 'Super Thursday'
THE BANK of England has revised down growth forecasts for the United Kingdom as it held interest rates yet again this month. The projection for 2017 growth in gross domestic product was cut to 1.7% from 1.9%, and reduced to 1.6% from 1.7% for 2018.
Unemployment rate drops to lowest point since November 2016
According to the government, average hourly pay rose by 2.5 percent from a year earlier, the same annual pace as in June. We'd rather have 200K growth than 100K growth, of course, so it's better than we've seen in May and March of this year.
Hall of Fame Game
Linebacker Haason Reddick will take the field for a few plays in his professional football debut. It's been a decade since the Cowboys have made the playoffs in two straight seasons.
Sony profits spike with strong segment growth
The division saw its operating income drop from $396 million to $159 million, even though sales were up approximately 5%. Hirai took over in April 2012 after a disastrous fiscal 2011 that saw the company post a net loss of 456.6 billion yen.
Sensex, Nifty close at an all-time high
Shares of Larsen and Toubro moved up 2.85% after the company posted a 46% jump in consolidated net profit for the June quarter. The gauge had risen 205.06 points in the previous session to close at an all-time high of 32,514.94.
Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard to spend final days in hospice
However, the hospital recently agreed to consider new evidence involving Charlie's condition before taking him off the ventilator. The staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital stepped forward as their bosses said the baby must be sent to a hospice by tomorrow.