Taylor Swift has been sued by a popular country radio DJ in Denver, Colorado, who says he lost his job after he was falsely accused of groping her.
According to court papers filed on Thursday at the U.S District Court in Denver, David Mueller -who goes by the name ‘Jackson’ on radio 98.5 KYGO’s Ryno and Jackson morning show – said the incident happened in June 2, 2013 during a meet-and-greet backstage at the Pepsi Center.
Mueller says he and his girlfriend were invited to meet Swift backstage during her concert and after some little talk, Swift asked for a photo with them and he obliged. Afterwards, Swift thanked them and they left.
Mueller says in the lawsuit that shortly after meeting Swift, one of his co-workers met him and excitedly told him how he met Swift earlier that night, and ‘described and demonstrated how he had put his arms around her, hands on her bottom.’
Later, a member of Swift’s crew approached Mueller and his girlfriend and accused him of groping Swift’s butt. Mueller claims that other security members surrounded them, hurled abuses at them and kicked them out of the concert.
Mueller says he was also banned from Swift’s concerts for life and two days later, he got fired by his radio station.
Mueller is ‘steadfastly’ maintaining that he never groped Swift, and now he is suing her for ruining his career. According to Denver Post, Muller has been a radio DJ for over 20 years, and had a base salary of $150,000 as well as entitlements to performance bonuses, product endorsement fees and public appearance fees. He also says he has also met with ‘hundreds’ of celebrities like Mariah Carey, Fergie and Britney Spears without any problems.
Taylor Swift is yet to respond to the suit.