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 counter-suing Mr Mueller and, speaking in the witness stand on August 10, Swift alleged the DJ intentionally harrassed 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 to harrass me as I lurched away from him.
“It was a definite grab. A very long grab.”
Swift – whose team told Mr Mueller’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 the DJ is seeking $3 million in damages after losing his job at the station.
During her testimony, Swift was asked by Mueller’s attorney Gabriel McFarland whether the DJ got “what he deserved” and 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.”
Swift also said she couldn’t have reported the alleged incident to anyone on her team at the time without her other fans – who were queuing to have their picture taken with the musician – overhearing her complaints.
Explaining how she dealt with the situation, Swift said, “This is not something that I wanted people to know.
“[It] would have ruined their concert experience, and made them feel really awkward.”
Swift also explained why her bodyguard at the time, Greg Dent, did not see the alleged assault. – BANG!